Flames clinched No. 2 seed in HL tourney; took two-of-three from OU in mid-April
Joe Perricone only allowed two runs over eight strong innings
Flames fell to the Wildcats 8-4 at home on Wednesday night
Tyler Detmer was 4-for-4 at the plate
UIC rallied from 6-1 down but ultimately fell 8-7 to the Cougars
Appeared in 10 games and started seven on the mound ... compiled a record of 2-2 and tossed 33 total innings ... struck out a season-high five batters against Northern Illinois on March 18 in 4 1/3 innings of work ... picked up his first win as a Flame on Valparaiso on March 22, throwing 2 /23 frames and allowing a mere three with no earned runs ... was credited with his second win in an 18-5 drubbing against Purdue at home on April 1 ... lasted eight innings (complete game) at Michigan on May 13, giving up a just six hits and two earned runs.
MLB Draft: 40th Round, 29th pick (1,230th overall pick) by Tamp Bay Rays in the 2011 Major League Draft.
PREP/PERSONAL: Named Perfect Game/Rawlings first team All-Central Region ... Perfect Game rated him the 12th-best prospect in Illinois and the 109th-best pitcher in the nation ... Won three games and struck out 61 in 46 innings ... Earned second team All-State as an outfielder ... Named All-Northwest Region by the Daily Herald ... Honorable mention all-area by the Sun Times as a pitcher ... Tabbed All-Mid Suburban League ... Batted .390 with nine home runs, seven doubles, 24 walks and 31 RBI ... Tied for having the top velocity at the Chicago Area Code games ... Struck out 43 batters in 40.2 innings as a junior with a 3.70 ERA ... Also batted .347 with six home runs ... For his summer team, went 8-2 with a save, striking out 63 in 36 innings with a 1.83 ERA ... Son of Mike and Dorothea Perricone ... currently enrolled as a Criminology, Law and Justice major.