2009
Softball shoots down Stars

Softball shoots down Stars
April 19, 2009

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

Benedictine's softball team notched a doubleheader sweep over Dominican University on Sunday afternoon by scores of 2-1 and 10-1 at The Sports Complex. The Eagles are now 22-9 overall and 12-3 in the NAC. The game one win snapped a brief four-game skid by Benedictine, as well. Playing in drizzly conditions, senior designated player Kristin Bonk delivered the game-winning blow in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the score knotted at 1-1, and Brittany Wolski at first, Bonk slammed a walk-off double to center field, allowing Wolski to motor home all the way from first with the winning run. Sophomore first baseman Cassie Cappetto also had a run batted in for game one. No Eagles' player had more than one hit. Freshman pitcher Brittney Adcox was the winning pitcher in game one, tossing the complete game. Adcox struck out eight and walked one. She allowed just one unearned run in improving her record to 13-5 on the season. In game two, fellow freshman Stephanie Iori scattered five hits, struck out two and did not issue a walk as she upped her mark to 4-2 on the year. Iori, who also tossed a complete game, gave up just the one earned run. Freshman centerfielder Laura Christensen went 3-for-3 from the plate, scored twice and drove in a run. Junior rightfielder Aimee Mahoney was 2-for-3 and had two runs batted in, while also scoring what would be the game-winning run after her first inning RBI triple. Erin Galloway had two RBI, as well, while Sam Corban laced a double and drove in a run.

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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.