2008
Softball sweeps Rockford; improves to 12-0 in NAC

Softball sweeps Rockford; improves to 12-0 in NAC
April 9, 2008

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

Benedictine's softball team remained perfect in Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) play with its doubleheader sweep at Rockford College, 7-3 and 10-2. The Eagles improved to 17-5 overall. In the first game, pitcher Brittney Carnell got the win and improved her personal record to 9-2 on the year. Carnell went five innings and allowed two runs, only one of which was earned. She struck out three and walked one. Caitlin Shaw earned a save with two innings of relief work. The Eagles' batters amassed six hits, led by Aimee Mahoney's 2-for-4 day. Mahoney led off the game with a homerun and also had a two-run triple, scoring two runs in the game. Teammates Nikki Schlagel and Cassie Cappetto each had triples, as well. In the second game, shortened by the eight-run "mercy rule," freshman Sam Corban got the complete game win. Corban allowed five hits and two runs, while also striking out two Regents. In all, Benedictine banged out 14 hits led by a 3-for-4 game from Cappetto. Cappetto scored once and had three RBI, thanks to a pair of doubles. Mahoney, Schlagel, Corban and Sara Sanchez each had two hits apiece. Mahoney and Schlagel each added doubles.

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