Eagles split with A.U.

by Tom Brown, Sports Editor

The Benedictine University baseball team split a double header with Aurora University on Monday.

In game one, the Eagles fell victim to a walk off homer as Aurora’s Cory Walden’s two run blast in the ninth won the game for the Spartans. The homerun capped a big day for Walden who had six R.B.I.’s on the day.

The Eagles had some power of their own in game one as both Tim and Kevin Hendricks, as well as John Cervantes homered in the game, part of 16 hits for the Eagles.

Despite giving up eight runs, Mike Irgang was still able to give the Eagles seven innings of work. Irgang walked three and struck out five while surrendering seven hits.

The loss in game one snapped a four game win streak for the Eagles. The Eagles started the scoring early with two runs in the first.

The Eagles never looked back and were able to add some insurance runs with four runs in the 2nd inning, on in the third with and two in the seventh.

Aurora managed to get on the board in the third inning by putting up three runs and one more in the next frame.

Their efforts fell short, however, as sophomore southpaw pitcher Chris Jordan pitched a 7-hit-4 run complete game. Six different Eagles recorded hits in the win and five different ones recorded at least one RBI in the win.

With the split the Eagles now have a record of 10-4 on the season, and will be back in action Wednesday as they host the University of Chicago at the Sports Complex.