2009
Softball splits at Edgewood

Softball splits at Edgewood
April 4, 2009

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

Benedictine's softball team suffered its first Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) softball loss of the season, splitting a doubleheader at Edgewood College. The Eagles dropped the opener, 4-2, and won the second game, 12-5, to move their record to 13-5 overall and 5-1 in the NAC. Freshman pitcher Brittany Adcox lost the first game, despite 12 strikeouts and no walks. She is now 8-3 on the season. While no Eagle managed more than one hit, senior outfielder Blair Erickson was 1-for-2 with two runs batted in. Junior Aimee Mahoney also tripled in the game. In game two, BU appeared headed for a second loss when starter Brittney Carnell gave up five hits and three runs in just 1/3 innings before Sam Corban (the eventual winning pitcher) came on to restore order. Corban had five strikeouts and walked just one during her three innings of relief work. Adcox came on to throw 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief of Corban for the save. Adcox added five more strikeouts during her relief stint. Outfielder Erin Galloway went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the game. Galloway had a double and triple among her hits. Freshman Kara Walsh went 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored, with her first home run of the season among the hits. Designated player Lisa Rybak went 2-for-4 as the only other player with multiple hits during the Eagles' 14-hit barrage.

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