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 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.