UIC to play in elimination game against Milwaukee on Friday at 4:15 p.m. CT
Top-seeded UIC outlasts No. 4 Valparaiso, 8-5
UIC set to play lowest remaining seed after Wednesday's action
Mike Dee earns his ninth Coach of the Year accolade
Flames tie program record with 22 conference victories; clinch No. 1 seed in HL tournament
Made eight appearances and one start ... tossed 21.2 total innings and struck out 20 batters ... fanned a season-high four batters on Feb. 16 at Lamar, throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings ... allowed just two hits and zero runs against IPFW on Feb. 28 ... punched out two batters in one inning of work at Oakland on April 11.
Made five appearances and one start on the mound for the Flames ... totaled three strikeouts in just 2.2 innings of work ... threw 1.0 inning versus defending Big Ten Champion Purdue on March 9 without allowing a hit.
Made his collegiate debut against Edgewood on April 24, throwing two innings of relief, while striking out three batters ... tossed one relief inning vs. Butler on May 18, yielding no runs and no hits.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner in baseball, two-year letterwinner in cross country and one-year letterwinner in basketball at York Community (Ill.) ... all-conference and all-area honoree in his senior year ... born January 19, 1993, in Elk Grove, Ill. ... son of Dan and Rosa Hinchley ... has one sister, Mary ... currently enrolled as a Communication major.