2008
Softball splits with Wisconsin Lutheran

Softball splits with Wisconsin Lutheran
April 26, 2008

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

The Benedictine softball team split its Norhtern Athletics Conference doubleheader versus Wisconsin Lutheran College on Saturday. The Eagles droped the first game, 3-0, before coming back to win the second, 16-7. Benedictine is now 24-12 overall and finished the NAC season 19-5. BU has clinched the No. 2 position for next week's NAC tournament. Freshman pitcher Brittney Carnell was the pitcher of record in both games. In the first game, Carnell gave up six hits and three earned runs during her complete game performance. In the second game, Carnell came on in relief of starter Sam Corban after 2 1/3 innings and finished matters off for BU. While no Eagles player managed more than one hit in the first game, the team exploded for 17 hits in game two. Freshman firstbaseman Cassie Cappetto and sophomore shortstop Lisa Hodges each went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while junior outfielder Blair Erickson was 3-for-3. Hodges drove in three runs, Erickson two and Cappetto had one RBI. Both Hodges and Cappetto had doubles in the game, while teammate Aimee Mahoney added a triple.

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