Top Flames Moment: Flames Power Their Way to an 18-5 Romp Against Purdue

Alex Lee recorded his first home run of the season in the win over Purdue

Alex Lee recorded his first home run of the season in the win over Purdue

July 2, 2014

The 2013-14 academic year featured exceptional accomplishments for UIC student-athletes. Over the summer months (June 2 – August 8), 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: Baseball
Moment: Flames Power Their Way to an 18-5 Romp Against Purdue
Date: April 1, 2014
Location: Granderson Stadium in Chicago, Ill.

UIC overpowered Big Ten-member Purdue by a final score of 18-5. The Flames led wire-to-wire as they jumped out to a 10-0 advantage after three innings, which included a second frame six-run surge.  UIC scored another six runs in the seventh inning and then a pair of scores in the eighth stanza to cement the Flames’ largest run total since May 24, 2012, when UIC plated 19 versus Wright State.

- The 13-run victory was UIC’s largest triumph over a Big Ten opponent since May 9, 2006, when the Flames dominated in-state rival Northwestern 23-5.
- The Flames tabbed 16 hits, the second highest of the season.
- Redshirt junior Alex Lee recorded his first home run on the season. Lee ended the season ranked second on the team and third in the Horizon League with 39 runs scored. Lee was named to the All-Horizon League Second-Team as a second baseman.
- Senior Alex Jurich hit his second grand slam on the season and ended the game with a team-season high six RBI. Jurich led the league with 46 RBI, ranked second with 40 runs scored and ranked fourth in batting average (.339), slugging percentage (.484) and hits (40), and was also tied for third in the conference with five homers. Jurich was named to the All-Horizon League First Team as a catcher and was a Conference Player of the Year candidate.


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 - Ishimaru Wins 200 Butterfly at HL Championship
June 20 - UIC Upsets Michigan State and Indiana in Hoosier Classic
June 23 - Women's Soccer Completes Roster for Inaugural Season
June 24 - UIC to Host 2018 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships
June 26 - Men's Tennis Extends Win Streak to Three
June 27 - Women's Swimming and Diving's Strong Showing at HL Championships
June 30 - Flames Collect Eighth Straight with 3-1 Win Over Drake
July 1 - Flames Tie Program Record With 11th Straight Win