Flames add depth at all positions with talented recruiting class
Flames to honor five recipients along with 2003 baseball team at UIC Forum
2004 Highlights: Signed a free-agent contract with the Schaumburg Flyers of the independent Northern League,...named to the All-Horizon League second team,...batted a career-high .339 with 63 hits and 43 runs scored,...was fifth in the Horizon League with 0.8 runs scored per game,...was plunked 11 times, which ties him for fifth in UIC history for a single-season,...finished his career tied for fourth being hit by 28 pitches,...totaled the seventh most at-bats in school-history with 628,...went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a 7-4 win over Michigan on Feb. 27th,...keyed UIC to the 9-1 win over World Series participant, Arkansas, on Mar. 14th,...scored three runs in a 23-0 triumph over Chicago State on Mar. 27th,...went 1-for-2 with three RBI and a run scored in an 8-3 victory over Western Illinois on Apr. 4th,...pushed UIC to the 9-8 win over Bradley on Apr. 7th with three hits, two RBI and two runs scored,...collected three hits in a 5-1 win over Wright State in the opening game of their doubleheader on Apr. 10th,...posted two runs and two hits in a 13-8 win over Wright State on Apr. 11th,...went 4-for-7 with three runs scored and a RBI in a doubleheader sweep of UW-Milwaukee on Apr. 17th,...had a homer and two RBI against Illinois State on Apr. 23rd,...launched a solo homer against the Redbirds two days later,...picked up two hits, a RBI and a run scored in a 8-1 win over Cleveland State on May 2nd,...went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a 11-2 win over Western Michigan on May 4th,...garnered three hits, two runs scored and a RBI in a 9-3 win over Northwestern on May 11th,...went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored against Youngstown State on May 14th,...keyed UIC to the 9-6 Horizon League tournament victory over UW-Milwaukee on May 27th, going 3-for-5 with a RBI.
2003 Highlights: One of two UIC players to start in all 57 games for the Flames this season...batted a career-best .318 (61-for-192) with two home runs and 34 RBI...was named to the All-Horizon League First Team...also scored 40 runs...was hit by a pitch 17 times, which ties him for 9th in school history...helped pace UIC at the Horizon League tournament, hitting .357 (5-for-14) with three doubles and five RBI...went 3-for-4 with a personal best four RBI in the tournament opener versus Cleveland State on May 22nd...owns 18 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games this season...tabbed a single-game best four hits on four occasions...enjoyed a career-long 12-game hitting streak between April 5th-23rd...went 6-for-12 (.500) with a home run and four RBI in a three-game series at Louisiana-Lafayette, March 14-17...batting a team-high .451 versus left-handed pitching.
2002 Highlights: Started 41 of the 48 games that he appeared in,...hit a crucial three-run homer to help propel UIC to the 11-6 come-from-behind victory over UW-Milwaukee on May 18th,...drove in three more runs the next day against the Panthers to help clinch the Horizon League Regular Season title,...went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a RBI in a 18-11 victory over Lafayette on March 25th,...roped a two-run double to push UIC past Cleveland State, 7-0, on May 4th.
2001 Highlights: In his first season of action, played 21 games at second base, 11 at third base and one at shortstop,...at the plate, he compiled a .225 batting average with 17 runs scored and 12 RBI,...tallied six doubles for the year and belted his first career home run in the Flames,' 16-10 win over Cleveland State in early April,...stole four bases in six attempts,...had six multiple-hit games during the year, including a 3-for-5 outing versus Tennessee Tech in late February,...helped the Flames to a 8-2 win over Michigan with a 2-for-3 showing at the plate along with a pair of RBI.
2000 Highlights: Did not see any game action as he used the year as a redshirt season.
Prep/Personal: Enjoyed a terrific career at Buffalo Grove High School and ended his senior year as the team leader for batting average (.412), hits (47), runs driven in (44), doubles (13) and stolen bases (14-for-14),...his 44 RBI established a new Bison school record,...his bat helped Buffalo Grove to a school-record 29 wins to just six losses while it captured the regional title,...following the year, he was hailed the Mid-Suburban League East Co-Player of the Year (along with fellow UIC teammate Kevin Nelson),...was also named Daily Herald All-Area, Chicago Tribune All-State Honorable Mention, Chicago Sun-Times All-Chicagoland Second Team and Pioneer Press All-Lakeshore,...was also voted team MVP by his teammates,...as a junior, he batted .325 with 33 hits, 14 RBI and 10 runs while drilling four doubles and one home run,...also played football and basketball in high school,...earned Mid-Suburban League All-Academic honors as a senior,...born June 28, 1981,...son of Nelson Gord and Monica and Scott Duffey,...plans to pursue an Education degree.