Baseball Wins Fourth Straight With 2-1 Victory Over Iowa In 10 innings.|
March 18, 2005
Sarasota, Fla. - University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore outfielder Larry Gempp Jr. scored on a wild-pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Flames to their fourth win in a row with the 2-1 non-conference victory over Iowa in ten innings at Ed Smith Stadium on Friday evening.
With one out in the 10th, Gempp roped a triple to centerfield, chasing Iowa reliever Tim Gudex from the contest. Iowa Head Coach Jack Dahm brought in Kevin Sunderman into the contest, and he promptly fanned Mike Bruszer for the second out of the frame, before uncorking the game-ending wild pitch that plated Gempp.
Gempp finished the evening 2-for-5 and also accounted for the Flames' earlier run in the game with a RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning. Senior shortstop Jeff Gremley went 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Flames.
With the victory, UIC improves to 4-8, while Iowa falls to 4-6 on the campaign. The win also marked the 200th career victory for Flames Head Coach Mike Dee.
UIC sophomore pitcher Ryan Zink (1-3) turned in an outstanding effort on the mound, with the complete-game victory, scattering 10 hits in 10 innings of work, while allowing just one run and striking out nine batters. Gudex (1-2) took the loss for the Hawkeyes, allowing one run and one hit in two innings of work, while fanning three.
Iowa shortstop Andy Lytle led the Hawkeyes offensively with three hits and a run scored, while designated hitter Brian Burmester went 2-for-4 with a RBI.
Both teams will be back in action on Saturday evening, with the first pitch slated for 7:30 p.m. (CST).