By Mohammed Farhan
Baseball had another sweep on Sunday against Concordia University, Wisconsin at home in the Sports Complex.
In game one, the Eagles set the tone early and never looked back. They scored two runs in the first and that would have been enough for the win as sophomore pitcher Mike Irgang allowed one run in seven innings of works.
His scoreless streak lasted 13.2 innings before allowing a run with two outs in the sixth to improve to 3- 0 on the season. Freshman pitcher Christian Ochoa retired the last six batters, including half by striking them out. Benedictine posted three consecutive hits to open the game, taking the lead rapidly.
Sophomore outfielder Tim Hendricks led off with a single and senior shortstop Nick Karakosta doubled.
Senior outfielder Kevin Hendricks put Benedictine ahead and junior first baseman Ryan Mullin collected an RBI single. Four runs in the bottom of the fourth extended the lead to 6-0 as the Eagles batted around.
Tim Hendricks, Nick Karakosta, Kevin Hendricks and senior outfielder John Cervantes all drove home runs in the frame. Benedictine posted 13 hits in the win. The top four batters in the lineup all registered multiple hits. In the second game, the first inning and pitcher again set the tone for the game.
Sophomore pitcher Chris Jordan pitched seven shutout innings. Sophomore pitcher Ty Anderson added a shutout eight and sophomore pitcher Spencer Lehmann allowed one unearned run in the ninth. Tim
Hendricks led off the game with a single and Karakosta followed with a double. Kevin Hendricks put Benedictine ahead and the second run scored on a wild pitch.
Benedictine broke the game open with a four-run sixth. Senior catcher Tom Higgins logged an RBI single as part of five straight singles. Senior infielder Chris Wanderling and Tim Hendricks also recorded RBI singles in the frame.
Tim Hendricks posted four hits at the top of the order. Cervantes extended his hitting streak to 18 games with Karakosta distancing his to 17. Kevin Hendricks saw his hitting streak come to an end at 11 games. Benedictine (22-7, 12-4) will welcome Wheaton in a non-conference contest on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.