Flames Defeat Youngstown State, 12-2, For Fourth Straight Win
April 5, 2014
CHICAGO - The UIC baseball team (11-13, 6-5 HL) used two four-run innings on its way to a 12-2 victory over Youngstown State Saturday afternoon at Curtis Granderson Stadium. The Flames have won four straight games and seven of their last eight.
The victory marks UIC’s third consecutive Horizon League series win. UIC improves to 28-1 against YSU (4-19, 0-4 HL) at home since the Penguins joined the conference in 2002.
"We are vey pleased with the way we competed and played today," said Head Coach Mike Dee. "We continue to get better with every game we play."
Jeff Boehm led UIC with three hits and four RBIs. Alex Lee was 4-for-4 with two RBIs, Tyler Detmer recorded three hit and plated two while Jon Ryan went 2-for-3 drove in two. Detmer and Jacob McNamara both crossed the plate three times while Lee scored twice.
Ian Lewandowski started on the mound for the Flames and allowed two runs over seven innings. He struck out three Penguins and improved to 2-3 this season. Brian Evak and Collin Weyer both threw scoreless innings in relief of Lewandowski.
The Flames scored two in the first on singles from Boehm and Alex Jurich. The Penguins got one back in the second inning on a single up the middle by Mike Accardi. UIC added four in the bottom half of the second as Boehm doubled home two before Ryan plated a pair with a double inside the first base line.
Boehm picked up his fourth RBI of the afternoon in the fourth inning when his ground-rule double scored Lee to extend the UIC lead to 7-1. In the fifth inning, Detmer plated two with a double down the left field line before Lee stepped to the plate. Lee singled to right field and the ball got passed the right fielder, allowing Detmer and McNamara to score.
YSU added a run in the seventh but UIC got it back in the eighth inning. Mickey McDonald singled to lead off the inning and scored on McNamara's fielder’s choice.
The Flames look for the series sweep Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 12:05 p.m. at Curtis Granderson Stadium.