Baseball unloads on Maranatha Baptist

Baseball unloads on Maranatha Baptist
April 17, 2009

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

Just two days after being no-hit by one of the Northern Athletics Conference's (NAC) top teams, Benedictine University revived its offense against NAC cellar-dweller Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 21-0 and 19-0, in Watertown, Wis. The Eagles improved to 12-14 overall and are now 7-4 in the NAC. Benedictine amassed a total of 29 hits and 40 runs in the twinbill. Junior outfielder Kevin Graham led the assault with a 4-for-5 day. Graham drove in seven runs and scored twice. He also drew a pair of walks. Junior first baseman Kevin Ross also collected four hits total, two of which were doubles. Ross scored four times and had four RBI. Ross walked three times. Mitch McMeen scored six runs on the day, as well. Benedictine used three pitchers in each game. Sophomore Tommy Anselmo got the win in game one with a 10 strikeout effort over five innings. Adam Franson was the second game winner, striking out six and walking none during his five-inning stint.


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.