Former Flames reflect on first season in professional baseball
Left-handed slugger goes 405th overall in 13th round
Left-handed pitcher chosen 262nd overall in the ninth round
UIC to play in elimination game against Milwaukee on Friday at 4:15 p.m. CT
Top-seeded UIC outlasts No. 4 Valparaiso, 8-5
Selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft with the 262nd overall pick in the ninth round ... All-Horizon League Second Team selection ... appeared in 27 games as UIC's primary closer ... posted a 3-2 record with 10 saves, which placed him in the UIC record book for third-most saves in a single season ... established a 3.89 ERA in 37.0 innings with 50 strikeouts ... limited opponents to a .195 batting average and allowed just 26 hits ... picked up three wins, eight saves and combined for a 2.70 ERA with 33 strikeouts in conference play alone ... contributed to three shutouts for the Flames against Youngstown State (03/29), Milwaukee (04/12) and Michigan (05/05) ... struck out four batters three times and had at least one strikeout in 24 games.
Made eight appearances and one start ... tossed 21.2 total innings and struck out 20 batters ... fanned a season-high four batters on Feb. 16 at Lamar, throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings ... allowed just two hits and zero runs against IPFW on Feb. 28 ... punched out two batters in one inning of work at Oakland on April 11.
Made five appearances and one start on the mound for the Flames ... totaled three strikeouts in just 2.2 innings of work ... threw 1.0 inning versus defending Big Ten Champion Purdue on March 9 without allowing a hit.
Made his collegiate debut against Edgewood on April 24, throwing two innings of relief, while striking out three batters ... tossed one relief inning vs. Butler on May 18, yielding no runs and no hits.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner in baseball, two-year letterwinner in cross country and one-year letterwinner in basketball at York Community (Ill.) ... all-conference and all-area honoree in his senior year ... born January 19, 1993, in Elk Grove, Ill. ... son of Dan and Rosa Hinchley ... has one sister, Mary ... currently enrolled as a Communication major.