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    Feb. 18, 2012

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    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The UIC baseball team dropped game two of the three game series at No. 5 Texas A&M by a final score of 9-2, Saturday night in front of a crowd of over 4,000 people at Blue Bell Park.  Juniors Nick Addison and Alex De LaRosa paced the Flames’ offense with two hits apiece as Addison collected one run and De LaRosa tallied an RBI.

    UIC recorded seven total hits in the non-conference affair, just two shy of the Aggies nine.  Six of those slaps came off of A&M’s All-American pitcher Ross Stripling, a right hander who lead the country with 14 wins last season.  Stripling was awarded the win as he pitched seven innings and notched eight strikeouts.

    UIC hurler Charlie Weinberg started the contest and was credited with the loss, but came out in the first inning after just 14 pitches against two batters.  Senior Matt Salemi entered the game in replace of Weinberg and threw 4.2 innings, allowing four hits and fanning three.

    The Flames posted both their runs in the sixth inning as sophomore Alex Lee kicked things off with a single to left field.  Lee would advance to second on a wild pitch and then Addison sent him to third on a well-placed bunt single.  Addison stole second base just before De LaRosa grounded out to first, driving in Lee and sending Addison to third.  Stripling tossed another wild pitch in which Addison was able to trot home for the second score.

    Game three of the three game stint is set begin at 12:05 p.m. CT on Sunday afternoon.

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