Eagles baseball falls at Wheaton

Eagles baseball falls at Wheaton
April 15, 2008

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

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 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.