2008
Softball splits in Florida to open 2008

Softball splits in Florida to open 2008
March 10, 2008

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

Benedictine University's softball team opened the 2008 season by splitting a pair of games in Kissimmee, Fla. The Eagles defeated Marietta College, 14-13, and then lost to Oneonta State, 9-8, in the nightcap on Sunday evening. Versus Marietta, BU went eight innings to earn the victory. Freshman pitcher Sam Corban was the winning pitcher and also helped herself with the bat by going 2-for-4 at the plate. Seniors Nikki Schlagel and Jill Kaskavage, along with sophomore Aimee Mahoney (pictured at right), all went 2-for-4 with the bat, as well. Mahoney drew two walks, while Kaskavage scored two runs and drove in two runs. Freshman Cassie Capetto was 1-for-5, but her lone hit was a two-run double. In the Oneonta contest, freshman Caitlin Shaw absorbed the loss in her BU debut in the circle. Schlagel again carried the big stick for the Eagles, going 3-for-5 with two runs batted in. Mahoney, Capetto, Corban and Kaitlin Mitchell all had two hits for BU in the loss. Capetto had two more doubles, while Mitchell booked two RBI.

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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.