2008
Softball's season ends in NAC tourney

Softball's season ends in NAC tourney
May 4, 2008

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

The Benedictine softball team had to fight both the odds and the elements at the NAC post-season tournament last weekend. In the end, there proved to be just a few too many hills for the young Eagles team to climb. Benedictine (26-14, 19-5 NAC) lost its opening game to Marian College (7-2), before clawing back through the elimination bracket to defeat both Wisconsin Lutheran College (9-8) and Edgewood College (9-5) on Saturday. On Sunday morning, the Eagles found themselves in a rematch with Marian College, which they lost (2-1) in eight innings to close the books on the 2008 season. In the tournament, seniors Nikki Schlagel and Jill Kaskavage had the big bats for Benedictine, as each hit .500 for the tournament. Schlagel's line was 6-for-12 with three runs and three runs batted in. Kaskavage was 5-for-10 with three runs scored and two doubles. Both were also errorless on defense. Freshman Cassie Cappetto and sophomore Aimee Mahoney each hit .385 for the tournament, going 5-for-13. Cappetto scored four times and Mahoney five. Senior secondbaseman Sara Sanchez drove in four runs, as did junior catcher Kristin Bonk.

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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.