Baseball Tames Michigan, 7-4

Senior third baseman Nelson Gord went 3-for-4 on Friday evening.
Senior third baseman Nelson Gord went 3-for-4 on Friday evening.

Feb. 27, 2004

Box Score

Port St. Lucie, Fla. - Senior third baseman Nelson Gord went 3-for-4 with a run scored to lift the University of Illinois at Chicago baseball team to the 7-4 victory over the University of Michigan at Tradition Field, home of the Port St. Lucie Mets, on Friday evening.

With the victory, UIC improves to 3-1 on the campaign, while the Wolverines remain winless on the season at 0-3.

The Flames rallied from a 4-1 deficit, with a five-run fifth inning, paced by a two-run single by shortstop Jordan DeVoir.

UIC was solid offensively as they rapped out 13 hits against Michigan pitching, marking the third consecutive outing with 10 or more hits. Senior outfielder J.P. Moran, junior catcher Justin Johnson (RBI) and sophomore designated hitter Ted Rosinski each connected for two hits on the night.

Senior Marcus Goodman (1-0) earned the victory in relief tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings, while freshman Ryan Zink picked up his second consecutive save of the season.

"We played solid defense and had some timely offense," Assistant Coach Sean McDermott said. "Marcus Goodman was outstanding in relief and Ryan Zink came in and closed the door."

UIC and Michigan will square off again tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. (CST).