Baseball Sweeps Viterbo, 9-1 and 15-0
March 29, 2002
Chicago, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago baseball team was clicking on all cylinders as they swept Viterbo, 9-1 and 15-0 at Les Miller Field on Friday night to extend their winning-streak to eight games.
Junior Curtis Granderson (Lynwood, Ill./T.F. South) led the charge for the Flames (15-3) in the opening game as he went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored on the night, including a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning. Granderson was a double short of his second-career cycle.
Sophomore Mike Hughes (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Fremd) also turned in a solid performance for the Flames as he went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a RBI.
Senior Larry Banks (Cicero, Ill./Nazareth) improved his record to 5-1 on the season as he scattered three hits and struck out four batters in seven innings of work. Viterbo's Ben Burt took the loss as he allowed seven runs and nine hits in six innings of work for the V-Hawks.
UIC scored a total of 14 runs in the fifth and sixth innings as they thrashed the V-Hawks in the nightcap. Granderson and Hughes, again, paced the torrid UIC offensive attack in the second game, as Granderson was 4-for-5 with a RBI, while Hughes went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Granderson and Hughes each had a pair of doubles.
Junior Eric Xidis (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville) improved to 3-2 on the season as he scattered four hits and struck out four V-Hawks batters in six innings of work. Viterbo's Ben Moore took the loss for the V-Hawks as he allowed six runs in five innings.