Baseball Outslugs Wright State, 13-8

Senior J.P. Moran collected his 226th career hit on Sunday afternoon.
Senior J.P. Moran collected his 226th career hit on Sunday afternoon.

April 11, 2004

Box Score

Chicago, Ill. - If you are going to break a record, you might as well do it in style.

University of Illinois at Chicago right fielder J.P. Moran broke the school-record for career-hits with a three-run homer in the bottom of the second inning to help propel the host Flames to the 13-8 Horizon League victory over Wright State at Les Miller Field on Sunday afternoon.

Moran's homer marked his 226th career base-knock, breaking the previous record of 225 set by John Rosner (1999-2002). Moran finished the day 2-for-3 with four RBI.

With the victory, UIC extends its winning streak to eight games and improves to 20-9 overall and 4-0 in the Horizon League. Wright State drops to 11-20 on the campaign and 3-5 in conference action.

Junior catcher Justin Johnson (2-for-5, run) got into the long ball action for the Flames as well, lofting a three-run shot in the bottom of the fourth inning. Six different UIC players collected at least two hits on the afternoon.

Junior left-hander Tom Szalewski (3-1) picked up the victory for the Flames, striking out seven batters while scattering 10 hits in seven innings of work.

Wright State starter Kevin Kuntz was tagged with the loss, allowing eight runs and nine hits in 2.1 innings of work.

Wright State junior designated hitter Bryan Vickers led the Raiders offensively, going 2-for-5 with five RBI, including a three-run homer.

UIC will be back in action on Tuesday evening, as they will host IPFW at 7:05 p.m. at Les Miller Field.