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    March 25, 2008

    Box Score

    Chicago, Ill.- The UIC baseball team broke open a close game with a four-run seventh inning to pull away from St. Francis in a 12-8 victory at Les Miller Field on Tuesday.

    The Flames (11-7) extended their winning streak to seven games.

    On a day when a strong wind was blowing out, both teams combined for 28 hits and four home runs.

    Steve McGuiggan (3-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI) hit a solo shot and fell a double short of the cycle, while Brett Schaefer (3 RBI) blasted a go-ahead two-run homer during the sixth.

    With only a two-run lead in the bottom of the seventh, UIC added a four-spot by taking advantage of costly miscues by the Fighting Saints (15-6). Jake Carr and Andy Leonard executed a double steal for a score, while an error on that same play put Carr at third for McGuiggan to drive in on a sacrifice fly. A balk by St. Francis pitcher Joe Koehler brought in another run, and a throwing error allowed UIC to send another runner home safely.

    Brad Riegler earned the win in relief.

    UIC hosts IIT at Les Miller Field this Wednesday at 4:05 p.m.