Eagles baseball falls at Wheaton

Eagles baseball falls at Wheaton
April 15, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University's baseball team rallied from a 11-2 deficit, only to fall short at Wheaton College, 14-11, in a non-conference game. The Eagles are now 14-12 overall. The 11-hit BU offensive attack was led by Ryan Kerr, who got his first start of the 2008 season at first base. Kerr made the most of the opportunity by going 3-for-3, with a double, and three runs scored. Kerr also had one RBI. Thirdbaseman Nick Rice was 3-for-5 with a run and two RBI. Dan Glennon was 2-for-2 with one run and two RBI as the only other player with multiple hits for Benedictine. Kip Simmerman - Benedictine's third of four pitchers - took the loss, falling to 0-2 on the year. Simmerman was charged with four runs in 2 1/3 innings, but only one run was earned. He struck out two and did not issue a walk.


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.