Benedictine Swept By #1 Team

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LISLE, IL - The Benedictine University baseball team was swept in a doubleheader at home by the #1 team in the country, Concordia Chicago, who clinched the conference title with a win in the opener.

CUC 6, Benedictine 4 - Gm 1
CUC 7, Benedictine 6 - Gm 2

Concordia Chicago built a 4-0 lead early in the opener with runs in each of the first three innings including a two-run homer to chase starter Ryan Miller in the third
Benedictine tallied runs in the third and fourth to begin chipping away
Jared Trivette scored an unearned run in the third on a balk
Jimmy McLaughlin nailed his second homer of the season in the fourth on a 3-2 offering, clearing the wall in right
Concordia Chicago tacked on a pair in the sixth to build a 6-2 edge
After stranding two runners on base in the top of the inning, Benedictine scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to account for the final
Jack Feeley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in a run and Logan Shepard added a pinch-hit RBI single
With the bases loaded and no outs, Benedictine was unable to push across another run and left the tying runs on base in the ninth

Benedictine managed just four hits in the opener with four different individuals logging hits
Miller suffered the loss after working 2.1 innings
Ryan Litavecz worked 4.2 innings in relief, allowing a pair of runs
Ty Liaromatis and Marty Maves each worked an inning

Concordia Chicago built a 3-0 lead in the second contest
Benedictine grabbed the lead with a four-run fourth, opened with a walk
With runners at first and second an infield hit followed by an error enabled Benedictine to get on the board as two runs scored
Jared Trivette tied the game with a sacrifice fly and Feeley coaxed a bases loaded walk
Concordia Chicago tied the game with an unearned run in the sixth but Benedictine scored twice in the bottom of the inning to again lead at 6-4
Brenden Norberg scored on an error and Kyle Mitter crossed when Feeley singled
An error with two outs in the eighth allowed two runs to score and tie the game
Concordia Chicago won the game in the ninth, beating a throw to the plate with the infield in

Stephen Sewruk worked six innings but did not factor in the decision
Litavecz, Liaromatis and Maves all came back on the mound in the second contest
Jack Surin and Nicholas Quick posted two hits each in the second game as Benedictine finished with seven

Feeley saw his hitting streak come to an end at 24 games in the opener but reached base in both contests and owns a 27-game on-base streak
Mitter has now reached base in 24 straight
Litavecz has pitched in over half the games this season, 19 in total
Four seniors were honored before the game, Maves, Quick, Cameron Paladines and Michael Santarelli
Concordia Chicago has now won seven consecutive NACC titles

Benedictine (23-14, 14-8 NACC) hosts North Park in a non-conference game at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday