Miller's One-Hitter Leads Benedictine Past St. Thomas

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AUBURNDALE, FL - Ryan Miller outdueled one of the top pitchers in the region as the Benedictine University baseball team blanked the University of St. Thomas in Florida on Saturday afternoon

Benedictine 1, St. Thomas 0

Miller set the tone of the game by striking out the leadoff batter in the top of the first
The sophomore retired the first 14 batters of the game before a two-out infield single in the top of the fifth
The two-out single was the only hit and the lone base-runner for St Thomas in the game
Miller finished by retiring the final 13 batters to tally the shutout
The only run for Benedictine came unearned in the bottom of the eighth
Kyle Mitter logged a one-out single, one of just three hits for Benedictine against the MIAC Pitcher of the Year last season
Mitter moved to second on a groundout and scored on an error, accounting for the only run in the entire contest
Benedictine is now 7-2 on the trip
Benedictine owns four one-run wins on the trip and five decided by two runs or fewer

"That was one of the best pitching performances I have ever seen at this level," head coach Adam Smith said.

Miller retired 27-of-28 batters faced
The Eldridge, Iowa native struck out a career high 12 in improving to 2-0 on the season
Miller struck out just 13 batters all of last season
Jack Surin and Jimmy McLaughlin also notched hits in the shutout, the second of the trip

Benedictine (8-3) concludes the trip on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Central against Western New England. Live stats are available for all varsity games of the trip.