Baseball Falls To Michigan, 11-4|
Feb. 26, 2005
Port St. Lucie, Fla. - Michigan used a six-run seventh inning, keyed by a pinch-hit, three-run homer from Matt Rademacher, to propel the Wolverines to the 11-4 non-conference victory against the University of Illinois at Chicago baseball team at the Mets' spring-training facility on Saturday afternoon.
Helping the Wolverines' cause at the plate was seniors Matt Butler (3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 doubles), Kyle Bohm (2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs) and junior A.J. Schiedt (2-for-4, 2 RBI, run).
Michigan hurler Jim Brauer (1-0) earned the victory for the Wolverines, scattering seven hits in five innings of work, while striking out seven batters. UIC sophomore right-hander Ryan Zink was tagged with the loss, giving up four runs, one earned, in six innings pitched, while fanning three batters.
The Wolverines' pitching staff was able to get out of some jams on the afternoon, as the Flames left 12 men on base, seven of which were in scoring position.
With the victory, Michigan improves to 2-0 on the campaign, while the Flames drop to 0-5 on the season.
UIC sophomore outfielder Larry Gempp Jr. led the Flames offensively, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored. Freshman infielder Mark Hallberg collected two hits, including a triple, and added a RBI and a run scored.
UIC and Michigan will wrap up the series on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.