Eagles drop opening game in NAC baseball tourney

Eagles drop opening game in NAC baseball tourney
May 9, 2008

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

The Benedictine University baseball team - which had been averaging nearly 7 1/2 runs per game - ran into a power shortage in the first round of the 2008 Northern Athletics Conference tournament. The top-seeded Eagles were knocked off by Concordia University Chicago, 9-1, in the opening round of the NAC event. Benedictine will now face the loser of the Rockfrd/Marian game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. No Eagle player had more than one hit. BU did not have a hit until the bottom of the fourth when Kenny Burdi slapped a leadoff single. Kyle Bergman had Benedictine's lone RBI of the game in the eighth inning, driving home Rick Porcaro. Starting pitcher Jake Thompson, a freshman, absorbed the loss after 7 2/3 innnings of work. Thompson allowed five runs - four earned - and struck out three, and did not walk a batter.


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.