2007
Baseball drops pair of games to NAC leader

Baseball drops pair of games to NAC leader
April 9, 2007

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

MEQUON, Wis. - The Benedictine University baseball team dropped a Northern Athletics Conference doubleheader to league leader Concordia (Wis.) University on Monday afternoon. The Eagles (8-9, 2-4 NAC) fell by scores of 5-2 and 1-0 to the Falcons (11-9, 6-0 NAC). In game one, Benedictine starter George Shimko was cruising along and leading 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning when CUW tallied three times to take the lead for good. Shimko was still in the game in the eighth after the Eagles had cut the margin to 3-2 in their half of the frame, but the Falcons touched up the senior Shimko for two more runs before reliever Dan Vincenti got the final two outs. Shimko permitted seven hits and the five earned runs in his 7 1/3 innings of work. He struck out five and walked three as his personal record fell to 2-3 on the year. Colin Gilreath and Derek Klinetobe each had RBI singles in the fourth and eighth innings, respectively, to account for the Eagles’ runs. Teddy Ostrowski scored both Benedictine runs and went 2-for-4 in the game, the only Eagles batter with more than one hit. In game two, BU’s Justin Trombetta and Gary Lindenmulder combined to limit the front-running Falcons to just one run. However, that proved to be enough as the Benedictine batsmen were unable to induce even a single run with their eight hits in the game. Trombetta – 2-2 on the year - absorbed the loss, going 5 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits and walking two. Lindenmulder tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief in his first appearance of 2007. CUW’s Alex Tomter threw the complete game shutout for the hosts. Shortstop Kyle Bergman went 2-for-4 as the only Benedictine player with more than one hit. The Eagles will host another NAC twinbill on Tuesday (April 10) at home versus Concordia University Chicago. Game time has been moved up to 1:00 p.m. at The Sports Complex.

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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.