Eagles win one at Alverno before rain halts play

Eagles win one at Alverno before rain halts play
April 12, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine's softball proved it will go to great lengths - and distance - for a win, driving all the way to Milwaukee, Wis., for a 12-2 victory over Alverno College (shortened to five innings by the "mercy rule"). The second contest was washed out by the predicted rain storm, leaving the Eagles with a record of 18-5 overall and 8-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference. (The second game will be made up on Thursday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Milwaukee). Junior Erin Galloway belted her second home run of the season in the game, going 2-for-3. Galloway had three runs batted in and also scored twice. Freshman Kara Walsh also went 2-for-3, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs. Walsh and Steff Rybarczyk each had doubles. Rybarczyk was 2-for-2, walked once, scored three times and drove in a run. In all, Benedictine slapped 11 hits in the contest. Freshman pitcher Brittany Adcox was the winner as she improved to 11-3 on the season. Adcox struck out five and walked just one during her 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.