Benedictine Falls in Regular Season Finale

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LISLE, IL - The University of Chicago scored four unearned runs to defeat the Benedictine University baseball team in the regular season finale under the lights on Tuesday.

Chicago 6, Benedictine 4

Both teams used the opportunity to play a bulk of the roster
Benedictine used a different pitcher in each of the nine innings
Chicago opened a 1-0 lead with a two-out run in the top of the first
Benedictine responded with three in the bottom of the frame
Nick Severino and Tanner Kiser drew consecutive walks with one away
Chayancze Stirbis tied the game with a double down the left field line
Andrew Hotze followed with an RBI single to give Benedictine the lead and Sam Kerr finished the rally with a sacrifice fly
Chicago came back to tie the game with a pair of unearned runs in the third and scored twice in the fourth to lead 5-3
Jimmy McLaughlin floated a sacrifice fly to right to bring home D.J. Dillon in the fifth, drawing Benedictine within 5-4
Chicago was able to tack on an insurance run in the eighth to account for the final
The game served as senior night with 11 seniors honored before the game

Benedictine managed just three hits in the game but drew six walks to go with three hit batters
Counting the nine pitchers, 24 players appeared in the contest
Jack Feeley drew two walks in the game and was also hit by a pitch, reaching base three times
Ryan Miller, Cooper Murphy and Drake Berman also tallied perfect innings on the hill

Benedictine (23-16) will head into the conference tournament as the fourth seed, facing fifth-seeded Dominican University at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at Concordia Wisconsin.