2007
Softball cages Cougars in doubleheader sweep

Softball cages Cougars in doubleheader sweep
March 27, 2007

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

Benedictine University's softball team got its Northern Athletics Conference slate of games off on the right foot with a doubleheader sweep over Concordia University Chicago. The Eagles climbed back to the .500 level overall (6-6) with the wins, 2-1 and 6-5, at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. In game one, Melissa Kennedy was the pitcher of record and also went 2-for-3 at the plate, driving in one run. Freshman firstbaseman Lisa Rybak had an RBI double, as well. In the circle, Kennedy struck out 10 Cougars and walked just two. She permitted five hits in improving her record to 4-2 on the year. In the second game, Rybak and Kennedy switched positions. Rybak improved to 2-4 on the year with the complete game victory. She walked four and struck out four, while giving up seven hits and five runs (only two of which were earned). Kennedy and Rybak each had two RBI and each had a double in the game. Benedictine had four two-baggers as a team, with Kate Kleinwachter and Jill Kaskavage getting the others. In the game, Kaskavage went 3-for-3 and scored a run 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.