Softball cages Cougars in doubleheader sweep

Softball cages Cougars in doubleheader sweep
March 27, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine University's softball team got its Northern Athletics Conference slate of games off on the right foot with a doubleheader sweep over Concordia University Chicago. The Eagles climbed back to the .500 level overall (6-6) with the wins, 2-1 and 6-5, at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. In game one, Melissa Kennedy was the pitcher of record and also went 2-for-3 at the plate, driving in one run. Freshman firstbaseman Lisa Rybak had an RBI double, as well. In the circle, Kennedy struck out 10 Cougars and walked just two. She permitted five hits in improving her record to 4-2 on the year. In the second game, Rybak and Kennedy switched positions. Rybak improved to 2-4 on the year with the complete game victory. She walked four and struck out four, while giving up seven hits and five runs (only two of which were earned). Kennedy and Rybak each had two RBI and each had a double in the game. Benedictine had four two-baggers as a team, with Kate Kleinwachter and Jill Kaskavage getting the others. In the game, Kaskavage went 3-for-3 and scored a run for the Eagles.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.