Baseball Drops Second Straight To Evansville, 5-2

Senior shortstop Jeff Gremley went 2-for-4 at the plate for UIC on Saturday.
Senior shortstop Jeff Gremley went 2-for-4 at the plate for UIC on Saturday.

Feb. 19, 2005

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Evansville, Ind. - University of Illinois at Chicago Head Baseball Coach Mike Dee usually enters the non-conference schedule with the mentality on improving for the future.

Following Saturday's 5-2 loss at the hands of Evansville, Dee not only saw room for improvement but he had cause for excitement as well.

"We're facing a pretty good Evansville team," Dee said. "We just haven't caught any breaks so far this weekend.

"I'm pretty pleased with the performance," Dee continued. "I think I have a good read on what we're very good at and what we need to work on."

With the victory, Evansville remains undefeated at 5-0, while the Flames drop to 0-2 on the campaign.

Evansville catcher Dustin Knight led the offensive attack for the Purple Aces, going 2-for-4 with two RBI.

UIC junior transfer Jason Foster (0-1) turned in an impressive performance in his collegiate debut for the Flames, scattering eight hits over seven innings, giving up four runs and fanning one batter.

"Jason Foster was outstanding today," Dee said. "He had control throughout the whole game.

"For a red-shirt in his first collegiate start, it went about as well as expected."

Evansville starter Michael Greenhouse picked up his second victory of the season, allowing only two runs on four hits in seven innings of work. Greenhouse retired 15 of the last 16 batters that he faced.

UIC senior shortstop Jeff Gremley went 2-for-4 to lead the Flames at the plate.

The Flames and Evansville will wrap up the series on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.