Miami (FL) Goes Deep In 13-1 Victory Over Baseball|
March 21, 2004
Coral Gables, Fla. - For the second straight game, the University of Illinois at Chicago baseball team was done in by the long ball as Miami (FL) took Flames' left-hander Ryan Gehring deep three times as the host Hurricanes rolled to the 13-1 non-conference victory at Mark Light Field on Sunday evening.
Hurricane second baseman Adam Ricks paced the Miami offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with four RBI, including a two-run homer. The Hurricanes also received homers from both third baseman Gaby Sanchez (3 RBI) and centerfielder Jon Jay.
"Miami is a very good hitting team," UIC Assistant Coach Sean McDermott said. "They're a very aggressive team and once they get you down, it's a track meet."
Gehring (2-2) took the loss for UIC, giving up eight runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings of work.
With the victory, Miami improves to 19-3 on the campaign while the Flames fall to .500 on the season dropping to 7-7 overall.
The Flames also struggled at the plate as Miami starter Cesar Carillo allowed only three hits in six innings of work to earn the victory.
Junior Bryan Russo and senior first baseman Jordan DeVoir each notched two hits apiece for the Flames.
"It's an experience to learn from," McDermott said. "We have to look where we're at and close the gap in the next two months."
UIC will be back in action on Tuesday evening, as they will take on Sterling at 6:00 p.m. in Miami, Fla.