Baseball Completes Series Sweep Of Youngstown State|
April 6, 2003
Chicago, Ill. - Mistakes proved costly for Youngstown State as the Penguins committed five errors and allowed five unearned runs as the University of Illinois at Chicago captured the 5-1 Horizon League victory in the opening game of Sunday's doubleheader at Les Miller Field.
UIC completed the sweep with a 5-1 victory over the Penguins in the nightcap, as sophomores Bill Bernabei and David Haehnel combined for a five-hitter. Bernabei improves to 1-0 on the campaign, while Haehnel picked up his second save of the afternoon and his third of the season.
With the sweep, UIC improves to 15-10 overall and 4-0 in the Horizon League, while Youngstown State falls to 11-13 and 0-4 in league action. The Flames have now won 17 straight games at Les Miller Field and 13 out of their last 14 contests.
In the opener, senior left fielder Chuck Peters led UIC offensively as the Orland Park, Ill., went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Juniors Jordan DeVoir and Nelson Gord both chipped in a pair of hits for the Flames in the victory.
Freshman hurler Ryan Martin (2-0) earned the victory for the Flames in Game One as the right-hander scattered five hits and struck out three batters in 4.2 innings of work. Haehnel pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief, without a hit, to earn his second save of the season.
DeVoir also was the offensive catalyst for the Flames in the nightcap, as the Kennewick, Wash., native went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Junior first baseman Brad Ryan chipped in two RBI with a pair of sacrifice flies, while second baseman Bryan Russo was 2-for-2 with a run scored.
UIC will be back in action on Tuesday, April 8th as they will host Bradley in a non-conference battle at 3:05 p.m.