Flames, UALR, Missouri and IPFW to compete in round-robin tournament
Feat. pitchers Ian Lewandowski and Jack Andersen
Freshman Brett Krause goes 2-for-4 with first collegiate RBI
RHP Lewandowski lasts 6.2 innings and allowed just five hits
Flames begin season 3-1 for first time since 2004
Appeared in 20 games and started six contests in his freshman season with UIC ... made his collegiate debut against No. 24 Texas A&M on Feb. 16, allowing a mere eight hits and four runs in seven innings with a season-high four strikeouts ... earned his first win on March 16 versus Youngstown State, giving up just one run in eight frames ... tied for the team lead with three saves on the year after picking up his first against Valparaiso on April 5 ... ended the season with a 4-5 record, a 5.09 ERA and 25 strikeouts ... his 53.0 innings on the season ranked tied for third on the team.
PREP/PERSONAL: Andersen came to UIC from Fremd high school where he compiled a 9-2 record during his senior season with the Vikings. The 6-foot 4-inch righty owned a 1.90 earned run average and totaled 71 strikeouts in just 70 innings pitched in 2012 and carried a .305 batting average. Andersen piloted Fremd to its fourth-straight Mid-Suburban League title in May of 2012. Currently enrolled as a Marketing major.
"We're really excited about Andersen and what he can bring to the program," said head coach Mike Dee. "The big thing for us is that he likes to compete."