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Top Flames Moment: UIC Upsets Michigan State and Indiana in Hoosier Classic


Head Coach Michelle Venturella

Head Coach Michelle Venturella

June 20, 2014

The 2013-14 academic year featured exceptional accomplishments for UIC student-athletes. Over the summer months (June 2 – August 8), UICFlames.com will rewind and look back on the Top 40 Flames’ Moments from 2013-14. Each sport will be featured over ten weeks as we recap the year that was in UIC Athletics.

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Team: Softball
Moment
: UIC Upsets Michigan State and Indiana in Hoosier Classic
Date:
March 15, 2014
Location:
Andy Mohr Field Bloomington, Ind.

QUICK RECAP: 
The Flames ended the Hoosier Classic on a high note with two victories over Big Ten programs Michigan State and Indiana. The Flames recorded a 4-3 comeback win against Michigan State after trailing by three runs in the fourth. Indiana proved to be a challenge for the Flames, but the Flames production behind the plate led them to a 10-9 victory.

LARGER PICTURE:
The victory against Indiana was the first for UIC since 2010. The Flames won three out of four games at the Hoosier Classic, which was their best tournament appearance all season. As a team, the Flames had a batting average of .330 at the tournament. Following the tournament, Sophomore Laura Swan was named Horizon League Player of the Week for her .615 batting average at the tournament. Swan ended the season with a batting average of .294, 37 hits, and five homeruns. Swan also started every game and had the second highest home run total on the team.

PREVIOUS TOP MOMENTS

June 2 - Men's Soccer Posts 1-0 Shutout Against #19 Gonzaga
June 3 - Women's Basketball Defeats Wisconsin for Eighth Straight Win
June 5 - Granderson Opens New Stadium at UIC
June 6 - Ehrhardt Wins HL Women's Athlete of the Year
June 9 - Dion Named NCAA Regional Gymnast of the Year
June 10 - Ogunleye Wins Triple Jump at HL Championships
June 12 - Volleyball's Five-Set Win over Marshall
June 13 - Barlow's 38 Points Clinches Third Place for Flames at Showcase
June 16 - Women's Tennis Defeats Oakland 6-1
June 17 - Smollen Wins Individual Title at Green Bay Dual
June 19 - Kei Ishimaru Wins 200 Butterfly at HL Championship

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