2007
Eagles fall to Aurora in baseball

Eagles fall to Aurora in baseball
March 29, 2007

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

Six Benedictine University pitchers gave up a combined 18 hits in a 14-7 loss to Aurora University on Wednesday evening. The Eagles (7-6, 1-1 NAC) split their two games versus the rival Spartans (after winning 5-4 in last Tuesday's first game). The loss also snapped a six-game losing streak by AU. George Shimko took the loss for the Eagles, falling to 2-2 on the year. Shimko was enjoying a 6-2 lead after three innings and a 6-3 advantage through four. However, in the fifth frame, the senior failed to record an out after facing four batters and was lifted for what would be the first of five relief pitchers making their way to the hill for Benedictine. Shimko was charged with seven runs - six earned - and eight hits. He also walked five. Catcher Christian Arnoux led the Eagles' batters by going 2-for-3, including a triple, and scoring three runs. Freshman Dan Glennon was also 2-for-3. Senior Matt Evans and junior shortstop Kyle Bergman each went 2-for-5 as the only other players with multi-hit games. Both of Bergman's hits were doubles, leading a collection of four Eagles' two-baggers (Evans and pinch-hitter Mike Polich had the others).

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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.