Benedictine Rallies to Sweep of Baldwin Wallace

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LISLE, IL - The Benedictine University baseball team rallied in both games, scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning in game two to walk off with a sweep over regionally ranked Baldwin Wallace University on Friday.

Benedictine 10, Baldwin Wallace 6 - Gm 1
Benedictine 5, Baldwin Wallace 4 - Gm 2

Baldwin Wallace built a 5-0 lead in the opener, utilizing a pair of two-run homers
The visitors grabbed the lead just two batters into the game
The Benedictine rally in the opener began with a run in the third on a sacrifice fly from D.J. Dillon
Andrew Hotze drilled a three-run homer in the fourth to pull Benedictine within 5-4
Nick Severino connected on a three-run blast in the fifth to hand Benedictine a 7-5 lead
Benedictine scored in four consecutive frames to lead 8-5 and Tanner Kiser added a solo homer in the ninth while Julian Calixto tacked on an RBI single to make the score 10-5
Joe Palasiewicz worked six innings to earn his fourth win while Marty Maves closed out the win with his sixth save
Baldwin Wallace scored in four different innings in the second game to build a 4-0 edge
Benedictine struck out 11 times against the Baldwin Wallace starter and managed just three hits
The team had four hits before erupting in the ninth to steal the win over the 12th-ranked team in the Mideast region
Jimmy McLaughlin, Sam Kerr and Dillon singled to open the ninth
A throwing error enabled the first run to score and a wild pitch made the score 4-2
Another error brought the score to 4-3 before back-to-back strikeouts set the stage
Facing an 0-2 hole, Calixto battled back and floated a single to left to win the game

Palasiewicz walked two and struck out four while allowing five earned runs
Maves entered with the bases loaded in the ninth to tally the save
Kiser tallied two hits while the offense notched eight for the game
James Wright started game two and worked five innings
Six other pitchers combined to finish the game with Jacob Trumpis picking up the victory
Dillon notched three hits with Severino adding two
Kiser walked three times

Benedictine (23-15) has won four in a row and will close the regular season on Tuesday night by honoring the senior class before a non-conference game with Chicago