Baseball Edges UW-Milwaukee, 14-11
April 17, 2005
Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago junior designated hitter Ted Rosinski enjoyed a banner day, as the Wilmette, Ill., native went 3-for-5 with a career-high, five RBI and two doubles, as the host Flames staved off a late UW-Milwaukee come-back, earning the 14-11 Horizon League victory over the Panthers at Les Miller Field on Sunday afternoon.
Helping the Flames' cause at the plate were senior second baseman Mike Bruszer (2-for-3, 2 runs, RBI), freshman first baseman Mark Hallberg (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 2-run homer), sophomore center fielder Larry Gempp Jr. (3-for-4, 3 runs, RBI) and senior right fielder Shane Crowder (2-for-5, RBI, run).
With the victory, UIC improves to 17-14-1 overall and 3-5 in Horizon League play, while the Panthers fall to 14-15 on the campaign and 5-3 in conference action.
UIC reliever Jason Foster (5-5) picked up the victory for the Flames, allowing six runs and eight hits in four innings of work, while fanning three batters. Junior Scott Saling retired the two batters he faced for his first career save.
Panthers' starter Korey Keller (4-3) was tagged with the loss on the afternoon, surrendering eight runs and 11 hits in four innings, while striking out three batters.
UWM connected for three home runs on the afternoon, led by designated hitter Zak Rivera, who went 3-for-6, including a solo homer while left fielder Nick Wichser (2-for-4, 2 RBI, run) added a solo homer.
The Panthers' third homer, a three-run shot by first baseman Blake Kangas in the top of the ninth, cut UIC's lead to 14-10, and brought third baseman Matt Curran to the plate.
Curran and shortstop Grant Berkovitz connected for back-to-back singles, putting runners at first and second for center fielder Mike Goetz.
Goetz lined a single up the middle, to score Curran from second base, and brought the tying run to the plate in catcher Jeremy Wilson.
UIC Head Coach Mike Dee brought in Saling to face Wilson. Saling caught Wilson looking for the second out of the inning and induced Rivera into a game-ending groundout to secure the save and the Flames' win.
UIC will be back in action on Tuesday afternoon, as they will host the Eastern Illinois Panthers for a 6:35 p.m. (CST) first pitch at Les Miller Field.