2007
Eagles earn baseball win over rival Aurora

Eagles earn baseball win over rival Aurora
March 27, 2007

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

Junior transfer Kyle Bergman may be relatively new to the Benedictine University baseball program, but on Tuesday afternoon he got a primer on the intense rivalry with Aurora University. In a 3-3 ball game, it was Bergman's sixth-inning single that drove in a pair of runs that made the difference in the Eagles' 5-4 win over the Spartans. On the day, Bergman went 2-4 with a double, helping his team improve to 7-5 on the year. As a team, Benedictine batters rolled up 13 hits against three AU hurlers. Joining Bergman with multihit games were firstbaseman Matt Evans (2-3), centerfielder Teddy Ostrowski (2-5), senior thirdbaseman Jason Alice and rightfielder Dan Glennon (2-4). Evans and Alice each added an RBI. Righthander Justin Trombetta was the winning pitcher in relief. The junior improved his record to 2-1 on the year. Starting pitcher Mark Erickson scattered three hits over his 5 1/3 innings of work. Erickson was charged with three runs, two earned, and walked five batters (with no strikeouts). Erickson was lifted with one out in the sixth after giving up a solo home run to Aurora's Anklam that knotted the game at 3-3. However, in the bottom of the frame, Bergman's base hit through the left side of the infield gave Benedictine a two-run cushion, 5-3. After Trombetta surrendered a run in the seventh, Dan Vincenti and Shaun Wheeler followed Trombetta to the mound. Then Eagles head coach John Ostrowski called on Dave Flott to get the final two outs of the game, earning his first save of the season.

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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.