Baseball edged by #12 team in the nation

Baseball edged by #12 team in the nation
March 25, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine's baseball team proved to be it's own worst enemy versus Augustana College, committing two errors that led to five unearned runs in an 11-9 loss to the nation's 12th-ranked team. Benedictine fell to 6-6 overall. In addition to the errors, the Eagles' pitchers issued a total of eight walks. Six of the free passes would score for the Vikings. Freshman Jake Thompson was the starter for Benedictine and absorbed the loss. Thompson went 4 1/3 innings, allowing five hits, five walks and five runs (four of which were earned). The Eagle batsmen continued to keep the team in games and out-hit Augustana, 11-10, for the day. Sophomore firstbaseman Kevin Ross went 4-for-4, with two doubles and two runs scored. Ross also drove in a pair of runs. Senior thirdbaseman Nick Rice was 2-for-4 with a run, while teammate Rick Porcaro also went 2-for-4. Porcaro, a junior designated hitter, drove in two runs, as well as slapping a double. Freshman shortstop Bobby Voss had a two-run double in BU's four-run fifth inning.


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.