2008
Softball splits with Marian

Softball splits with Marian
April 18, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

The Benedictine softball team split its Friday Northern Athletics Conference doubleheader at Marian College in Fond du Lac, Wis. The Eagles (19-9, 14-2) won the opener, 4-2, before dropping the second game, 6-2. Starting pitcher Brittney Carnell improved to 10-4 on the year with the complete game win. Carnell went 7.0 innings and scattered six hits, while permitting just one earned run of her two runs allowed. Junior outfielder Blair Erickson led the Eagles' seven-hit attack by going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a run batted in. Erickson had a double among her hits. Sophomore rightfielder Aimee Mahoney cranked her team-leading fourth homerun of the season. Junior catcher Kristin Bonk also slammed her first round-tripper of the year in the win. In game two, Marian got to BU starter Caitlin Shaw (6-3) for six runs - four earned - before chasing her after four innings. Shaw gave up seven hits, before Carnell tossed the final three innings of two-hit, scoreless relief. Benedictine had six hits (compared to nine for the Sabres). Erickson again had the hot bat for the EAgles, going 3-for-3, including a double. Teammate Cassie Cappetto was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

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