Baseball falls at North Park, 6-0

Baseball falls at North Park, 6-0
March 18, 2009

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

Benedictine University's baseball team dropped a 6-0 non-conference decision at North Park University on Wednesday afternoon. The setback left the Eagles' overall record at 3-6 on the year. BU batters managed just four singles in the game, while striking out 13 times through the nine innings. Catcher Gino Miglio was 2-for-3 on the afternoon. Second baseman Kyle Rathbun and centerfielder Kenny Burdi each had one hit. BU starter Tommy Anselmo gave the Eagles a strong five innings, permitting the Vikings just three hits and no runs during his stint. Anselmo struck out seven and walked four, leaving with the score knotted at 0-0. However, in the seventh frame, NPU got to reliever Kip Simmerman - the first of an eventual six pitchers to follow Anselmo into the game - for three earned runs. The Vikings added three more in that big seventh inning for the final 6-0 score.


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.