Baseball Completes Twinbill Sweep With 2-1 Victory Over Wright State|
April 10, 2004
Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago senior pitcher Marcus Goodman tossed a complete-game, five-hitter to help the Flames to the 2-1 Horizon League victory and doubleheader sweep of Wright State in the nightcap of Saturday's twinbill at Les Miller Field.
With the victory, UIC extends its winning streak to seven games and improves to 19-9 overall and 3-0 in Horizon League action. Wright State falls to 11-19 on the season and 3-4 in conference play.
Senior shortstop Jordan DeVoir led UIC offensively, going 3-for-3 with a RBI, while teammate Bryan Russo picked up two hits and scored a run for the Flames.
The Flames got on the board in the top of the first inning, as Russo led off with his team-leading ninth double of the season. Russo moved to third on a Nelson Gord groundout and beat the throw home on a grounder by Mike Hughes, giving the Flames the 1-0 advantage.
UIC added another run in the bottom of the third inning, as junior catcher Justin Johnson scored all the way from first base on a single by DeVoir, extending the Flames' lead to 2-0.
Wright State cut UIC's lead in half in the top of the sixth inning, as designated hitter Brian Shoup connected for a solo homer, narrowing the Flames' advantage to 2-1. That run ended a streak of 12.1 innings of scoreless pitching for Goodman.
Senior right fielder J.P. Moran tied the school-record for career hits in the bottom of the sixth inning with a bunt single. Moran is now tied with former teammate John Rosner with 225 career base knocks.
The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon, with the first pitch slated for 12:05 p.m.