Baseball Downs Saint Louis, 14-7|
March 12, 2005
St. Louis, Mo. - Heading into Saturday's contest against Saint Louis, the University of Illinois at Chicago baseball squad had averaged 12.7 runs per game over the last six contests between the two teams, dating back to 2003.
That trend continued as the Flames tallied a season-high, 20 hits, behind four base-knocks apiece from senior shortstop Jeff Gremley and junior catcher Bryan Nolte, en route to the 14-7 non-conference triumph over Saint Louis at the Billiken Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.
Gremley went 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored, including two doubles and a triple, while Nolte went 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBI on the afternoon.
With the victory, UIC improves to 2-8 on the season, while the Billikens drop to 2-9 overall.
Also chipping in offensively for UIC on Saturday were freshman first baseman Mark Hallberg (3-for-6, 3 RBI, 2 runs), junior outfielder Bart Babineaux (3-for-6, 2 RBI, run) and senior outfielder Mike Bruszer (2-for-5, 2 runs, RBI).
UIC junior pitcher Jason Foster (1-3) picked up the win in relief for the Flames, allowing one run and five hits in 5.1 innings of work while striking out one batter. Saint Louis starter Tim Landy (1-2) was tagged with the loss, giving up five runs and seven hits in two innings pitched.
Saint Louis' Drew Eder and Johnny Sweeney each picked up two hits for the Billikens, while teammates Scott Peden, Mark Hankes and Patrick Valdez added two RBI in the defeat.
The series will wrap up on Sunday afternoon, with the first pitch slated for 1:00 p.m. (CST).