UW-Milwaukee Ends Baseball's Winning Streak, 10-8

Sophomore designated hitter Ted Rosinski connected for his first career homer on Friday.
Sophomore designated hitter Ted Rosinski connected for his first career homer on Friday.

April 16, 2004

Box Score

Milwaukee, Wis. - All good things must come to an end.

Despite a four-run rally in the top of the ninth inning, the University of Illinois at Chicago baseball team's nine-game winning streak came to an end as UW-Milwaukee held on for the 10-8 Horizon League victory at Henry Aaron Field on Friday afternoon.

UWM was the beneficiary of a little small ball, as the Panthers pounded out 20 hits on the afternoon, 18 of which were singles. UWM outfielders Sam Jansen (4-for-5, 2 runs), Matt Alexander (3-for-5, 3 RBI, run) and second baseman Charlie Reschke (3-for-4, 2 RBI, run) combined for 10 of the Panthers' hits.

With the victory, UWM improves to 11-15 on the season and 3-2 in Horizon League action, while the Flames drop to 21-10 overall and 4-1 in conference play.

UIC starter Marcus Goodman (3-1) was tagged with his first loss of the season, allowing 12 hits, all singles, and eight earned runs in 3.2 innings of work. UWM hurler Ben Stanczyk (3-3) picked up the victory for the Panthers, scattering 10 hits over 7.2 innings, while striking out eight batters.

Stanczyk was equally effective at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

Junior catcher Justin Johnson led UIC offensively, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, including a solo homer, his seventh of the season in the seventh inning. Sophomore Ted Rosinski also connected for his first career homer, a two-run shot, in the top of the second inning.

Senior left fielder Mike Hughes also turned in an impressive effort at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Both teams will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, with a twin-bill slated for 1:00 p.m.