Benedictine Opens Florida Venture with Split

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AUBURNDALE, FL - The Benedictine University baseball team began a difficult nine-game residency in Florida for spring break with a split of contests against teams from the St. Louis area.

Benedictine 10, Greenville 3
#15 Webster 4, Benedictine 3

Benedictine plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning to erase an early 1-0 hole
Jonathan Hodo evened the game with a one-out RBI double to score Michael Chaffin
Hodo scored the go-ahead run on a double from Jack Surin
Greenville scored runs in the second and third to take a 3-2 lead before Benedictine opened the flood gates in the sixth, scoring five times
Hodo led off by drawing a walk and scored from first on a double from Surin, tying the game
Nicholas Quick followed by singling home the go-ahead run
Tyler Woynerowski and Brenden Norberg added RBI doubles in the inning while Jack Feeley singled home the final run
Benedictine would add one in the seventh and two in the eighth on a single from Jimmy McLaughlin to pull away

Stephen Sewruk spun a quality start, allowing just two earned runs in six innings to notch his first collegiate win
Sewruk did not walk a batter and struck out four
Alexnder Schram twirled two scoreless innings and Matt Grubb finished out the victory
Feeley and Woynerowski each tallied three hits as Benedictine finished with 15

Both teams did all of the scoring early as the starters settled in after the first two innings under the lights
Webster, ranked 15th in the country, notched a single run in the bottom of the first inning when the first two batters reached
Benedictine responded with three runs in the top of the second to grab the lead
Woynerowski led off with a double and scored on a one-out double from McLaughlin
A pair of unearned runs scored with two outs when Kyle Mitter reached on an error as Benedictine held a 3-1 lead
Webster came back with three runs in the bottom of the inning and neither team scored the rest of the way
Benedictine placed the tying run on base four times but could not even the contest
Benedictine and Webster were supposed to meet earlier in the season in St. Louis, but the games were canceled, leading to the makeup in Florida

James Wright worked six innings on the hill, suffering the loss
Ty Liaromatis threw two scoreless innings
McLaughlin was the only player to tally more than one hit, finishing with two as Benedictine notched six

Benedictine (2-3) takes on The College of New Jersey tomorrow afternoon as the trip continues.