2009
Baseball gets no returns on "Tax Day"

Baseball gets no returns on "Tax Day"
April 15, 2009

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

As tough as the government may be with income taxes, it may not be quite as bad as what Benedictine University's baseball team endured on April 15. The Eagles were not only defeated, 14-0, by rival Aurora University, but were also no-hit in the game (shortened to seven innings by the "mercy rule"). The loss dropped Benedictine to 10-14 overall and 5-4 in Northern Athletics Conference games. Eagles starter James Callahan (2-3) took the loss after allowing eight runs, only three of which were earned. Callahan was victimized by BU's leather lapses with five errors in the game. Meanwhile, AU counterpart Steve Salazar faced just two batters above the minimum after issuing a pair of walks in the no-hit game.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.