2009
Eagles win one at Alverno before rain halts play

Eagles win one at Alverno before rain halts play
April 12, 2009

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

Benedictine's softball proved it will go to great lengths - and distance - for a win, driving all the way to Milwaukee, Wis., for a 12-2 victory over Alverno College (shortened to five innings by the "mercy rule"). The second contest was washed out by the predicted rain storm, leaving the Eagles with a record of 18-5 overall and 8-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference. (The second game will be made up on Thursday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Milwaukee). Junior Erin Galloway belted her second home run of the season in the game, going 2-for-3. Galloway had three runs batted in and also scored twice. Freshman Kara Walsh also went 2-for-3, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs. Walsh and Steff Rybarczyk each had doubles. Rybarczyk was 2-for-2, walked once, scored three times and drove in a run. In all, Benedictine slapped 11 hits in the contest. Freshman pitcher Brittany Adcox was the winner as she improved to 11-3 on the season. Adcox struck out five and walked just one during her 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.