Baseball Wins Pitching Duel Against Western Illinois, 1-0
April 3, 2004
Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago senior Marcus Goodman and junior reliever David Haehnel combined for a three-hit shutout as the host Flames earned the doubleheader sweep over Western Illinois with a 1-0 victory in the nightcap on Saturday afternoon at Les Miller Field.
UIC held on for the 8-6 victory over the Leathernecks in the opening game.
Goodman improved his record to 2-0 on the season, allowing three hits in 6.2 innings of work, while striking out two batters. Haehnel struck out the only batter he faced, to pick up his first save of the season.
With the victory, UIC improves to 14-9 on the season, while the Leathernecks fall to 12-20 overall.
Senior first baseman Brad Ryan (2-for-2) drove in the only run of the game for the Flames with a RBI single in the bottom of the second inning. Seniors Mike Hughes and Jordan DeVoir each picked up two hits apiece for the Flames. They were the only Flames to record hits during the game.
Western Illinois threatened in the top of the seventh inning as the Leathernecks had runners at first and third with no outs. WIU catcher Pete Tronick lofted a fly ball to sophomore Ted Rosinski.
Leathernecks pinch-runner Derrick Harwood tagged up, but was thrown out at the plate to complete the double-play for UIC. UIC Head Coach Mike Dee brought in Haehnel, who struck out Joshua French to end the game.
The final game of the series is set for tomorrow at 12:05 PM.