Eagles do the splits at Marian

Eagles do the splits at Marian
April 15, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine baseball team split its Northern Athletics Conference doubleheader at Marian College on Sunday. The Eagles (10-12, 4-6 NAC) took game one 3-2, but came out on the short end of a 12-5 score in the second game. Senior George Shimko threw a masterful four-hit complete game to earn the win in the first contest. Shimko struck out three and walked two as he evened his personal record at 3-3 on the year. Ryan Kerr's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning scored Kyle Bergman with what would prove to be the game winning run. Bergman and Christian Arnoux each had two hits. In game two, starter James Callahan was chased after 3 1/3 innings after allowing eight hits and six runs. Callahan (0-1) was the pitcher of record in the loss. Teddy Ostrowski and Bergman each had two hits as the only Eagles with multi-hit games. Colin Gilreath's two-run single in the first inning helped his team jump out to the early 4-0 lead after 1/2 an inning of play. Marian came back with two runs in their half of the first. The Sabres added five-spots in the fourth and eighth innings to put the game out of reach.


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.