2009
Baseball unloads on Maranatha Baptist

Baseball unloads on Maranatha Baptist
April 17, 2009

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

Just two days after being no-hit by one of the Northern Athletics Conference's (NAC) top teams, Benedictine University revived its offense against NAC cellar-dweller Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 21-0 and 19-0, in Watertown, Wis. The Eagles improved to 12-14 overall and are now 7-4 in the NAC. Benedictine amassed a total of 29 hits and 40 runs in the twinbill. Junior outfielder Kevin Graham led the assault with a 4-for-5 day. Graham drove in seven runs and scored twice. He also drew a pair of walks. Junior first baseman Kevin Ross also collected four hits total, two of which were doubles. Ross scored four times and had four RBI. Ross walked three times. Mitch McMeen scored six runs on the day, as well. Benedictine used three pitchers in each game. Sophomore Tommy Anselmo got the win in game one with a 10 strikeout effort over five innings. Adam Franson was the second game winner, striking out six and walking none during his five-inning stint.

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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.