Baseball pounds Illinois Wesleyan, 12-2

Baseball pounds Illinois Wesleyan, 12-2
April 29, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University's baseball team rolled up a total of 18 hits on its way to a 12-2 non-conference win over Illinois Wesleyan University. The Eagles improved to 17-18 overall with the victory. Junior catcher Brendan Keane led the assault with a 5-for-5 day at the plate, which included a pair of doubles. Keane also scored twice and drove in two runs. Leadoff man Kenny Burdi went 2-for-5 with two RBI. Fellow outfielder Kevin Graham was 3-for-3 with two runs and two "ribbies." Dan Healey was 2-for-4. BU's number nine batter Uli Ortiz also had a great night. The freshman shortstop was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI as the fifth Eagle with double digit hit totals. Sophomore pitcher Adam Franson improved to 2-0 on the year by tossing six strong innings. Franson struck out four and walked two. He allowed six hits and two earned runs in gaining the win.


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.