Benedictine Routs Webster for First Win

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SAUGET, IL - The Benedictine University baseball team banged out 14 hits in earning the first victory of the season at Webster University.

Benedictine 14, Webster 3

After a scoreless first two innings, Benedictine broke open the game with five runs in the third inning
Jimmy McLaughlin opened the frame with a double and came around to score when Nick Severino followed with a double
Chayancze Stirbis doubled home Severino, stole third, and crossed the plate on a fielder's choice from Tanner Kiser
Erik Callaghan capped the outburst with a two-run double to score Andrew Hotze and Kiser
An unearned run scored in the fourth, stretching the advantage to 6-0
D.J. Dillon tallied an RBI single in the fifth while McLaughlin drove home a run with a groundout
Webster scored three times in the fifth but Benedictine reversed the momentum in the seventh with six runs on just three hits
All six runs scored with two outs
Hotze scored a run and drove in a pair during the frame
Stirbis also picked up a two-run double in the inning

Frank Greco, the 2016 NACC Freshman of the Year, made his first start of the year and earned the win
Greco worked six innings and allowed three runs on seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts
Ryan Renken finished the game by working a scoreless inning in his collegiate debut
Four players finished with multiple hits led by four from Hotze, who doubled twice
Stirbis notched three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove home three
McLaughlin and Brandon Gipson each logged two hits

Benedictine (1-2) will return to action in Florida on March 16 against Ripon as part of the spring break trip