Baseball Thrashes Trinity International, 28-0|
April 16, 2003
Chicago, Ill. - The old saying goes: 'A walk is as good as a hit'.
Or for that matter, getting hit by a pitch.
That proved true on Wednesday evening as UIC batters drew 14 walks off of Trinity International pitchers and were hit four times - 11 of which came around to score - as the Flames set a new Les Miller Field record for runs scored with a 28-0 non-conference victory over the Trojans.
With the victory, UIC improves to 18-12 on the season, while Trinity International falls to 6-19. The victory extends UIC's winning streak to 18 games at Les Miller Field.
Chris Kerpan led UIC offensively as the junior first baseman went 4-for-4 with a Les Miller Field record seven RBI, including a pair of doubles.
Senior designated hitter Chuck Peters went 2-for-2 with four RBI, including a monstrous three-run homer - his fourth of the season - that caromed off of the residence hall in right field.
Junior third baseman Nelson Gord (4 runs, 3 RBI) also added a two-run homer in the bottom of the third inning.
UIC used six pitchers and scattered six hits to earn the shutout victory over the Trojans, with starter Scott Anderson improving his record to 2-2.
UIC will be back in action on Friday evening, as they will travel to Ohio to square off with Wright State for a Horizon League contest at Ron Nischwitz Field, beginning at 5:00 p.m.