2007
Baseball splits with Lakeland

Baseball splits with Lakeland
March 31, 2007

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

Benedictine University’s baseball team split a Northern Athletics Conference doubleheader at home versus Lakeland College on Saturday. The Eagles (8-7, 2-2 NAC) lost the opener 6-5 in 10 innings before bouncing back to take the nightcap by an 8-7 score. Starter Dave Flott did not allow a run in his six innings of work, scattering four hits and striking out five. Flott left the game after experiencing soreness in his arm – leading 2-0 - and was replaced by Dan Vincenti in the seventh inning. Vincenti was welcomed rudely by Lakeland, as the Muskies pushed across two runs in the seventh and added four in the top of the 10th inning. Benedictine scrambled back, scoring three runs of its own in the bottom of the 10th. The Eagles left the potential tying run at second and winning run at first after the side was retired. With the loss, Vincenti fell to 0-2 on the year. Colin Gilreath led the Eagle batters in game one by going 3-for-5, the only BU player with multiple hits. Teddy Ostrowski’s two-run double in the 10th helped the Benedictine team close the gap. In the second game, the Eagles found themselves trailing 7-6 entering the bottom of the eighth inning. With runners on second and third and two out, pinch-hitter Jason Alice slapped a single to rightfield that drove home both the tying and winning runs and sent his team to the final frame leading 8-7. Reliever Shaun Wheeler tossed a scoreless ninth to preserve the win for Dan Jedlowski (1-0). Jedlowski went 2 2/3 innings in relief of starter Garrett Follmuth. Jedlowski was the benefactor of the Eagles’ eighth-inning heroics, allowing just two unearned runs during his stint. Derek Klinetobe was 3-for-3 with a run scored and one run batted in. Kyle Bergman went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. Brendan Keane was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

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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.