Baseball Takes First Game Of Saturday Twinbill Over Milwaukee, 7-3
April 4, 2009
MILWAUKEE- Andy Leonard and Steven Humble drove in two runs apiece, and the UIC baseball team scored six of its seven runs in the first five innings to beat Milwaukee, 7-3, in the first of two games at Henry Aaron Field on Saturday.
Starter Chris Kovacevich fanned five in 6.2 innings to earn the win for the Flames (12-14, 7-1 Horizon League).
Derrick Miramontes pitched the final two frames without allowing a run to score the save, his third of the season.
Milwaukee (6-17, 2-3 Horizon League) scored a run in the bottom half of the inning, but Leonard's RBI groundout in the next half-inning put the Flames back up two.
The Panthers came within one after scoring again in the bottom of the third, but Humble hit a double down the left field line that plated two and moved the Flames ahead 5-2.
Milwaukee would score a single run once more in the bottom portion of a UIC run-scoring inning after Andy Gerhartz's RBI single in the fourth, but that was all Kovacevich and Co. would allow the rest of the way.
The Flames tacked on a run in the top of the fifth on Leonard's RBI single, and UIC capped the game's scoring when Steve McGuiggan hit a single to center that plated Humble from third.
Every UIC batter had at least one hit during the game, with McGuiggan and Leonard recording two hits each.