Junior-to-be earned first team All-League status
#2 Flames square off against #3 Valparaiso on Thursday at 11 a.m. ET
Michelson and Grunenwald named to first team
Raiders plate game-winner in the eighth
Flames look to keep No. 2 ranking in league standings
Appeared in and started 15 games on the mound ... named to the All-Horizon League First Team ... selected as a three-time conference Pitcher of the Week ... chosen as National Primetime Pitcher of the Week by on Feb. 20 for his season-opening win at No. 24 Texas A&M ... led the Horizon League in innings pitched with 102.1 and ranked second in ERA (3.08) and strikeouts (65) ... tallied a 6-6 record and an opposing batting average of .260 ... tossed his first complete game at home versus Wright State on April 12, allowing seven hits and one run with a career-high eight strikeouts ... threw a complete-game shutout on May 10 in a home win against Valpariaso, giving up just five hits and fanning five batters ... totaled eight games with five or more strikeouts ... averaged nearly seven innings per start ... his 102.1 innings ranks tied-for-sixth all-time on UIC's single-season leaderboard and his 15 starts ranks tied-for-seventh.
Made 10 appearances with two starts on the mound ... picked up his first collegiate win against Edgewood on April 24, throwing 2.0 innings of relief and allowing just one hit ... logged his first start versus Butler on May 19, lasting 4.2 innings and giving up just two earned runs ... in 34.0 total innings of work he limited batters to just .250 at the plate with a 4.24 ERA.
PREP/PERSONAL: Two-time letterwinner in baseball at Nequa Valley (Ill.) ... led his team to Regional Championship in his senior year ... biggest athletic thrill to date is pitching in a national tournament at Disney ... born April 7, 1992, in Naperville, Ill. ... son of Thomas and Liduvina Michelson ... has one sibling, Nicolette ... currently enrolled as a Finance major.