Top-seeded UIC outlasts No. 4 Valparaiso, 8-5
Flames plate three runs in the ninth to keep half-game lead in HL standings
Flames leading 7-6 in top of the seventh in game two
Wolverines to make first-ever visit to UIC
Raiders take a one-half game lead in the conference standings
Started 50-of-52 games at shortstop ... concluded the year tied for the Flames' fourth-best batting average at .314 with 59 hits, seven doubles, 17 RBI and the team's second-most walks at 27 ... had UIC's third best on-base percentage at .425 and fifth-best slugging percentage at .351 ... went on a 12-game hit streak from 03/07 - 03/25 ... tabbed 18 multi-hit games with seven three-hit outings ... doubled twice at Valparaiso (04/18) ... produced five games with two RBI ... stole five bases ... led UIC in the Ohio series (03/07-08) with a .417 batting average off five hits ... dominated the Oakland series (03/20-21) with an .818 batting average, nine hits, two RBI, .909 slugging percentage, four walks and an .867 on-base percentage to be named the Horizon League Batter of the Week ... his walk-off single in game one of the OU series gave head coach Mike Dee his 500th career win.
Appeared in 36 games and started 34 contests all at shortstop ... named to the All-Horizon League Freshman Team ... collected three doubles on the season ... was 4-of-5 on stolen base attempts ... posted his first collegiate hit against IPFW on Feb. 28 ... recorded a season-high three hits on four attempts versus Milwaukee on March 30, adding two runs and two RBI ... hit 2-for-3 at Youngstown on May 10.
PREP/PERSONAL: Batted leadoff in the Redhawks' lineup and paced the team in hits (43) and runs (22)...earned All-Conference and All-Area recognition during his senior season...totaled a stellar .410 batting average with a .466 on-base percentage...collected 10 stolen bases, five doubles and four triples...helped Marist capture a regional and sectional title along with 28 wins, the most for the Redhawks since 2001...major is currently undecided.