2009
Baseball falls at North Park, 6-0

Baseball falls at North Park, 6-0
March 18, 2009

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

Benedictine University's baseball team dropped a 6-0 non-conference decision at North Park University on Wednesday afternoon. The setback left the Eagles' overall record at 3-6 on the year. BU batters managed just four singles in the game, while striking out 13 times through the nine innings. Catcher Gino Miglio was 2-for-3 on the afternoon. Second baseman Kyle Rathbun and centerfielder Kenny Burdi each had one hit. BU starter Tommy Anselmo gave the Eagles a strong five innings, permitting the Vikings just three hits and no runs during his stint. Anselmo struck out seven and walked four, leaving with the score knotted at 0-0. However, in the seventh frame, NPU got to reliever Kip Simmerman - the first of an eventual six pitchers to follow Anselmo into the game - for three earned runs. The Vikings added three more in that big seventh inning for the final 6-0 score.

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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.