Flames to honor five recipients along with 2003 baseball team at UIC Forum
2003 Highlights: Garnered Honorable Mention All-American Honors by CollegeBaseballInsider.com...selected as the Horizon League Player of the Year?second on the team and sixth in the Horizon League with a .343 batting average?leads UIC and is tied for second in the Horizon League with 11 home runs, which is good for fourth in UIC history for a single season?tops UIC and the Horizon League with 56 RBI, which is third in school history for a single season?leads the Horizon League with a slugging percentage of .596?is fifth in the Horizon League with an on-base percentage of .428?named Horizon League Player of the Week for the period ending May 4th?batted .466 (7-for-15) with a homer, six runs and five RBI in the Flames? four game series against Cleveland State?went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a homer in a 5-0 victory over Chicago State on March 27th?tied a Les Miller Field record with two homers against IPFW on April 27th?picked up two hits and two RBI in a 5-1 triumph over Youngstown State on April 6th?went 4-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored in a 11-4 win over Butler on April 13th?went 2-for-2 with four RBI and a homer against Trinity International on April 16th?helped lift UIC to the 4-1 victory over Wright State on April 19th with a two-run homer?blasted a two-run homer in a 7-1 victory over IPFW on April 25th?was 4-for-5 with three RBI and runs scored in a 17-2 win over Lakeland on May 6th.
2002 Highlights: Batted a career-best .318?went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in a 14-1 victory over the University of Chicago on April 10th?roped a pair of doubles, while scoring two runs and collecting a RBI in a 5-3 victory over Kansas on May 1st?connected for his first homer of the season to lead UIC to the 3-1 win over MacMurray College on May 8th?followed that performance with another homer and three RBI to propel UIC to the 11-3 win over Horizon League rival Detroit on May 10th?collected two hits and two RBI in a 6-3 loss to UW-Milwaukee in the Horizon League Championship.
2001 Highlights: Had a strong sophomore campaign that was capped off with a spot on the All-MCC First Team?compiled a .310 batting average while starting in 42 of the 49 games he played in?also added 19 runs, 22 RBI and three sacrifice flies?his 48 hits included nine doubles and three home runs?hit .362 in MCC action?tallied 10 multiple-hit outings during the year, including four games with three hits, while also registering seven multiple-RBI outings?was named the MCC Player of the Week in early April after pacing the Flames in their four-game sweep of Cleveland State as he compiled a .636 batting average (7-for-11) with one double, three home runs, seven RBI and three runs scored?had one of his best outings of the year against the Vikings on Sunday, April 8, as he had two of UIC?s six hits, including a game-winning double in the sixth inning?put together a .364 batting average (4-for-11) against Wright State during the year while also hitting .364 (5-for-14) in the four-game set with UW-Milwaukee.
2000 Highlights: As a rookie, he saw action as the designated hitter in 30 outings while starting in 10?finished up with a .231 batting average with nine runs scored and seven RBI?six of his 12 hits during the year were doubles while he also belted one home run?in MCC action, he compiled a .333 batting average in 12 at-bats?in a start against Wright State on April 9, he went 2-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored, five runs driven in, one walk, one double and his first collegiate roundtripper.
Prep/Personal: Ended his career at Sandburg High School ranked second all-time for home runs and third for both walks and hits?as a senior, he batted .441 with 50 hits, 48 runs scored and set a school record with 52 RBI?also added a squad-leading 12 home runs with seven doubles and one triple?snagged five bases in six attempts?also led the Eagles for slugging percentage, on-base percentage and walks?helped Sandburg to a 29-10 overall record and a regional championship?earned SICA West All-Conference accolades as well as all-state and all-area recognition?was also selected to the SICA All-Star Team?as a junior, he hit a team-high .464 at the plate with 26 hits, 26 RBI and 15 runs scored as the Eagles compiled a 29-8 record?smacked a squad-best five home runs and added three doubles and for his effort was voted to the SICA West All-Conference team?born July 1, 1981?son of Chuck and Mary Peters?majoring in kinesiology.