2008
Softball improves to 10-0 in the NAC

Softball improves to 10-0 in the NAC
April 5, 2008

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

Benedictine University’s softball team improved to 15-5 overall and 10-0 in the Northern Athletics Conference with a pair of victories over Edgewood College, 4-3 and 10-2, on Saturday. The wins extended the Eagles’ current winning streak to 10 games, as well. Some highlights for the day included freshman pitcher Brittney Carnell improving her personal record to 8-2, thanks to her complete-game victory in game one. Carnell struck out six Edgewood batters and walked two. Teammate Sam Corban (4-2) also went the distance in the circle in game two. In the first game, sophomore rightfielder Aimee Mahoney was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Mahoney tripled to leadoff the game for BUI and also doubled. Junior centerfielder Blair Erickson went 2-for-3 and scored once. Game two belonged to the bat of freshman firstbaseman Cassie Cappetto. Cappetto pelted her third homerun of the season – a three-run blast – in the Eagles’ four-run sixth inning and also scored twice. Senior thirdbaseman Nikki Schlagel went 2-for-4 – both doubles - with two runs scored. Benedictine had double-digit hit totals in each game. BU collected 10 hits in the first game and rolled up 12 more in the second.

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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.