Baseball Picks Up First Victory Of Season Over Arkansas State, 6-4|
Feb. 21, 2004
Jonesboro, Ark. - Junior southpaw David Haehnel struck out 10 batters and allowed one run in 6.1 innings of work as the University of Illinois at Chicago baseball team picked up the 6-4 non-conference victory, its first of the season, over Arkansas State at Tomlinson Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Ryan Martin retired the final batter of the game to pick up his first save of the year. Arkansas State's Ryan Hamilton took the loss for the Indians, despite striking out 11 batters in five innings of work.
With the victory, UIC improves to 1-1 on the campaign, while the Indians fall to 3-3.
UIC was solid offensively on Saturday afternoon, racking up 12 hits of ASU pitching. J.P. Moran (2 RBI), Jordan DeVoir, Justin Johnson and Bryan Russo each picked up two hits, while Mike Hughes connected for his first homer of the season.
Arkansas State's Brad Hayes paced the Indians' offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with two RBI, while Isaac Dillon went 2-for-5 with a homer.
The series will wrap up on Sunday afternoon, as both teams will do battle at 12:00 p.m. (CST).