Baseball And Vermont Battle To 6-6 Tie In Nine Innings
March 22, 2005
Bradenton, Fla. - When the dust and smoke cleared, both the University of Illinois at Chicago and Vermont baseball squads were left standing as the Flames and Catamounts battled to a 6-all tie in nine innings, in a game called due to darkness at IMG Academy on Tuesday afternoon.
Sophomore outfielder Larry Gempp Jr. led the way offensively for the Flames, going 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run and a triple. Freshman first baseman Mark Hallberg also chipped in two hits and a RBI for UIC.
With the tie, UIC moves to 5-9-1 on the campaign, while the Catamounts record is now 5-2-1.
Vermont third baseman Miguel Magrass paced the Catamounts' with a 3-for-3 showing, with two runs and a RBI, while outfielder Kyle Braut was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a RBI.
Both teams used late rallies to keep themselves in the contest, as the Catamounts took a 4-2 lead over the Flames heading into the fifth inning.
UIC came back charging with four runs in the top of the fifth, led by a two-run single from Gempp and a RBI double from senior third baseman Bryan Russo, as the Flames took a 6-4 lead into the bottom half of the frame.
Vermont answered right away and knotted the game up at six, behind RBI singles from both Brault and outfielder Kyle Massie.
UIC will open its home campaign on Friday afternoon, as they will host Chicago State at 3:05 p.m. at Les Miller Field.