2007
Softball drops NAC tourney opener

Softball drops NAC tourney opener
May 3, 2007

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

The Benedictine University softball team lost its opening round game of the Northern Athletics Conference post-season tournament, falling to Edgewood College by a 4-2 score at Jericho Park in Aurora. The Eagles are now 21-19-1 overall. Senior Melissa Kenendy went the distance in the circle, giving up 10 hits and three earned runs. Kennedy struck out three and walked one as she fell to 14-9 overall. Senior catcher Katie Bellich led the Benedictine batting by going 2-for-3. Kristin Bonk and Lisa Hodges had the other two hits for the BU team. Hodges had an RBI triple in the seventh inning as the only extra-base hit for the Eagles. Benedictine will face Marian College in Friday's elimination game at 1:00 p.m. for the right to continue in the double-elimination event.

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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.