Baseball Mellows Ragin Cajuns' 7-6
March 15, 2003
Lafayette, La. - Sophomore right-hander Charlie Hahn scattered three hits in 4.1 innings of relief to help the UIC baseball team hold off host UL-Lafayette for the 7-6 non-conference victory at M.L.T. Moore Field on Saturday afternoon.
With the victory, UIC improves to 2-6 on the season, while the Ragin' Cajuns drop their 10th straight game and fall to 5-17 on the campaign.
Hahn (1-1) came in relief of starting pitcher David Haehnel in the fifth inning and was quickly thrown into the fire, as there were runners in scoring position with two outs in the frame and the game tied at five.
Hahn induced center fielder Jason Wilson into a weak groundout to end the inning and the threat. He retired the first seven batters that he faced.
UIC broke the tie in the top of the sixth inning, as senior catcher Kevin Nelson (2-for-4, run, RBI) roped a two-out double and advanced to third base on an error by right fielder Corey Coles, allowing Mike Hughes (2-for-3, 2 runs) to score.
Junior third baseman Nelson Gord led the Flames offensively, going 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored. UIC also received two hits apiece from shortstop Jordan DeVoir and first baseman Brad Ryan.
Senior designated hitter Weber Bowen connected for his first homer of the season with a solo shot to open up the second inning.
UL-Lafayette starter Andy Gros was tagged for the complete-game loss for the host Cajuns, scattering 14 hits and striking out four batters.
First pitch for Sunday's final game between UIC and UL-Lafayette is slated for 1:00 p.m. (CST).