2007
Baseball wins two at Wisconsin Lutheran

Baseball wins two at Wisconsin Lutheran
April 28, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University's baseball squad exploded for a combined 29 runs and 40 hits on Saturday, taking a Northern Athletics Conference doubleheader at Wisconsin Lutheran College, 12-8 and 17-7. The Eagles improved to 14-19 overall and are 8-10 in the NAC. The game one winning pitcher was George Shimko. Shimko evened his personal record at 4-4 with his 8 2/3 inning stint. Dan Jedlowski got the final out. The Eagles' first five batters accounted for 14 of the team's 18 hits, as all had multi-hit games. Dan Glennon, batting in the number two slot, led the assault by going 4-for-5 with three runs scored and three runs batted in. Teddy Ostrowski and Kyle Bergman, sandwiching Glennon in the numbers one and three spots in the order, respectively, each had two hits. The numbers four and five men - Matt Evans and Kevin Ross - each went 3-for-5. Ross had three runs and three RBI. Freshman John Ready notched his first collegiate victory by going 5.0 innings in game two. Ken Grear finished up the final three innings. Evans had his first career four-hit game, going 4-for-6 with two runs and two RBI. Ostrowski, Glennon and Ross each had three hits apiece, while Bergman slapped two hits. Ryan Kerr also went 2-for-5 with two runs and one RBI.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.