2008
Eagles take two from MSOE in baseball

Eagles take two from MSOE in baseball
March 29, 2008

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

Benedictine's baseball team got a quick jump on the Northern Athletics Conference portion of its season by sweeping Milwaukee School of Engineering, 9-1 and 3-0. The two wins - played at the Eagles' home field since MSOE's facility was unplayable - pushed BU above the .500 mark, 8-7, on the year. The Eagles got two complete-game performances from pitchers James Callahan (1-1) in the first game and Kennedy Grear in game two. Both hurlers had excellent contral as neither issued a walk. Callahan was staked to a 9-0 lead after five innings when BU plated seven unearned runs in the fifth frame. Callahan scattered eight hits and gave up one earned run. He struck out four Raiders. Grear (pictured at right) was equally impressive, but had to pitch without as much run support. Grear permitted just six hits in registering the shutout and struck out six MSOE players, as well. On the offensive end of things, BU out-hit MSOE by an 11-8 margin in game one and 11-6 in game two. In the first contest, Dan Glennon went 2-for-4 with one run batted in. Bill Heaney was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, as well. Kenny Burdi drew a pair of walks, while Kevin Ross had a double as the lone extra-base hit of the game. Designated hitter Rick Porcaro went 3-for-4, with a double, to pace the batters in game two. Nick Rice, Heaney and Burdi all went 2-for-4, while Matt Brewer was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Rice and Heaney drove in the other Eagles' runs.

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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.