Strong Pitching Lifts Benedictine to Third Straight

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AUBURNDALE, FL - Behind another strong pitching performance, the Benedictine University baseball team secured a third consecutive win, downing Greenville College in the second game of a spring break venture to Florida.

Benedictine 4, Greenville 1

James Wright carried over the momentum from Thursday, striking out the final two batters in a perfect top of the first
Benedictine wasted little time in giving Wright the advantage, scoring twice in the bottom of the inning
Nick Severino and Brandon Gipson were hit by a pitch to start the frame
Chayancze Stirbis put Benedictine ahead with a double
With the bases loaded after a walk to Dom DeMicco and a single from Andrew Hotze, Tanner Kiser lifted a sacrifice fly to make the lead 2-0
Wright continued to cruise, allowing just two baserunners through the first four
Erik Callaghan tripled with one away in the bottom of the fourth before scoring on a single from D.J. Dillon
The final run scored unearned in the bottom of the seventh
Greenville got on the board against the bullpen in the eighth, but Marty Maves shut the door for the save
Benedictine owns a 2-0 record on the trip so far

Wright worked six blank innings, allowing just two hits with no walks and six strikeouts
Kamren Ackerman worked 1.1 innings with Maves finishing off the game with 1.2 innings
The pitching staff limited Greenville (7-7) to just four total hits
Benedictine finished with 10 hits, four of which went for extra bases
Three players tallied two hits each (Gipson, Stirbis and Jimmy McLaughlin)

Benedictine (3-2) continues the trip in Winter Haven, Fla. on Saturday morning with an 11:30 a.m. test against #8 UW-La Crosse