Benedictine Sweeps Edgewood

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VERONA, WI - The Benedictine University baseball team recorded their first conference sweep of the season, bettering Edgewood College in a pair of road tilts.

Benedictine 8, Edgewood 2 - Game One
Benedictine 12, Edgewood 8 - Game Two

Frank Greco improved to 5-0 in as many starts by striking out six in five innings of work in the opener
Benedictine rallied from down 2-0 to score eight runs late and pull away for a win
D.J. Dillon homered leading off the fifth to jump start the comeback for Benedictine
Andrew Hotze doubled with one away in the sixth and along with Erik Callaghan scored on a two-run single from Dillon to put Benedictine ahead for the first time
The game really broke open with a grand slam off the bat of Hotze in the seventh, running the score to 7-3
Hotze added a fifth RBI with a single to drive home Brandon Gipson in the eighth
Benedictine failed to hold a five-run lead in the second contest but struck four four ninth inning runs to notch the sweep
With one away in the third Jimmy McLaughlin singled and Chayancze Stirbis was hit by a pitch
Both runners scored on an error before Tanner Kiser logged an RBI double and Marco D'Angelo tacked on an RBI single
After Edgewood scored twice in the bottom of the inning, Benedictine plated three more in the fourth
Stirbis drove home a pair with a double and Callaghan pushed the lead to 7-2 with a double
Trailing 8-5, Edgewood evened the score with a single run in the seventh and two in the eighth
Kiser quickly turned the tables with a two-run homer in the ninth

Greco allowed just one earned run in the first contest while walking four
Four different relievers tossed blank frames to preserve the win as Frank Meisl, Jacob Trumpis, Drake Berman and Will Diessner all appeared
Berman struck out a pair in a perfect eighth
The offense raked 15 hits led by four from Hotze as seven individuals registered a hit
Jack Feeley tallied three hits out of the leadoff slot
Five players posted multi-hit performances
The second contest saw 13 hits with McLaughlin pacing the attack with three
Kiser drove home three and eight individuals collected hits
Marty Maves picked up the win in relief with two scoreless innings

Benedictine (11-8, 4-2 NACC) completes the weekend by hosting Marian at 12:00 p.m.