Softball rolls at Maranatha Baptist

Softball rolls at Maranatha Baptist
April 3, 2009

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

Benedictine University's softball team posted some big numbers on Friday, sweeping a Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) doubleheader at Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 22-0 and 22-0. The wins upped the Eagles' record to 12-4 overall and 4-0 in the NAC. Both games were shortened to five innings by the eight-run "mercy rule." The over-matched Crusaders managed just three total hits in the twinbill against Benedictine's pitchers. Freshman Brittany Adcox improved her personal record to 8-2 on the year with the game one victory. Adcox had seven strikeouts and one walk in four complete innings of work before Stephanie Iori threw the final frame. The game two win belonged to sophomore Brittney Carnell, who went 3 1/3 innings and struck out five. Carnell did not walk a batter as she improved to 2-0 on the year. Sam Corban had two strikeouts in her 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. In both games, Benedictine pretty much secured the final outcome early-on thanks to some offensive outbursts. The Eagles put nine runs on the board virtually after getting out of the bus in the top of the first inning of the first game and added seven more in the third to go up 18-0. In the second game, an 11-run second inning put the visitors ahead 14-0 at that point. Freshman infielder Steff Rybarczyk had a big day, going 3-for-4 with three runs and six runs batted in. Rybarczyk also drew three walks and was hit once for an on-base average of .825 for the day. Corban was 4-for-7 from the plate (including a triple) with three runs and four RBI. Senior catcher Kristin Bonk was 3-for-6 and drove in four runs, while also scoring four times, as well. Erin Galloway had five runs scored, going 2-for-4 from the plate. Galloway, along with Blair Erickson and Cassie Cappetto, also drove in four runs on the afternoon.


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.