2009
Softball rock solid in sweep of Rockford

Softball rock solid in sweep of Rockford
April 16, 2009

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

The Benedictine University softball team kept pace with the upper echelon in the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) race, sweeping a doubleheader from Rockford College, 5-1 and 2-1 in eight innings - on Thursday. The Eagles improved to 20-5 and 10-1 in the NAC heading into Friday afternoon's showdown with league leader Aurora University (2:00 p.m.) at The Sports Complex. In game one versus Rockford, BU got all it needed from freshman phenom Brittany Adcox. Adcox ran her personal record to 12-3 on the year with the complete game masterpiece. Adcox allowed four hits and one unearned run. she did not walk any batters, while striking out 10 Regents. It was her second double-figure strikeout total this season (also posting 12 "Ks" against Edgewood). Leadoff hitter Laura Christensen was 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and one RBI. Sam Corban was 1-for-3 with two RBI and rightfielder Erin Galloway laced her second triple of the season in the win. In game two, freshman hurler Stephanie Iori was also on target from the circle as she raised her record to 3-1. Iori was equally as overpowering as Adcox was in the first game, mowing down eight RC players via the strikeout, while not issuing a walk. Iori scattered five hits and gave up just the one earned run in eight frames. Freshman Brittany Wolski had the hot bat by going 3-for-4. Wolski's lone RBI was the game winner in the eighth inning, singling to scoring Galloway from third base. Galloway was 2-for-4 and also had one run batted in. Christensen again went 3-for-4 from her leadoff perch for the Eagles.

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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.