By: Sports and Health Editor Claire Kositzky
On Monday Benedictine University’s baseball team faced Marian University in an afternoon doubleheader game and lost. Benedictine led in both games; however, the boys were unable to hold Marian.
“Marian was a good team that came out ready to play,” stated senior pitcher Tim Feeley.
In the first game, Benedictine opened the inning leading, 1-0. The fourth inning was a much different story. Marian scored 13 runs during that inning. Sophomore catcher Kyle Bock hit two out of the only five hits Benedictine had in the first game.
Despite the final score, senior pitcher Cody Netzel struck out six players within three innings of the first game.
The team was hopeful and hungry for a win in the second game. A single hit by senior outfielder Tim Hendricks earned him the title of the conference’s all time leader in hits. Junior catcher Justin Kovalsky hit a triple that brought home Hendricks. The second inning, Kovalsky scored and Hendricks brought in an RBI single. The Eagles had the lead at 4-0.
Later on in the sixth inning, Marian came back from behind and scored four runs, tying up the game. Junior outfielder Nick Severino was not about to let Marian take the lead without a fight. With two outs, Severino hit a RBI double. This placed the Benedictine Eagles in the lead, 5-4. During the ninth inning, Marian scored five runs and earned the win, 10-4.
“Based on the fundamental approach instilled on us by Aristotle during the enlightenment, we find ourselves winning games, with the exception of this loss. This is because of our chosen virtuosity,” said junior Michael Spalla.
“We need a good week of practice to get ready for CUC and the tournament in two weeks,” stated Feeley.
Benedictine Baseball will play their final home, regular season game Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. when they face Wheaton College.
“Baseball season is always a fun time at Benedictine. I enjoy going to watch all of their games and will be sad once the season is over. You have worked hard boys, I am proud,” stated senior Mike Krueger.