Baseball Falls to No. 16 Purdue on Tuesday Night, 12-2
April 17, 2012
CHICAGO –The UIC baseball team dropped a non-conference game against No. 16 Purdue on Tuesday night at Les Miller Field by a final score of 12-2. The Boilermakers carried a 12-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, but Nick Addison avoided the shutout with a two-run double on the final out of the frame. With the loss, the Flames fall to 14-20 on the season and remain 8-7 in the Horizon League.
Purdue came into the game with the second-best winning percentage in the country (.848) and ranked sixth in the NCAA with a team batting average of .325. The nationally-ranked Boilermakers scored early and often with four runs in both the first and second innings to take the 8-0 lead after two frames.
Purdue eventually extended its lead to 12-0 with one-run innings in the third, fourth, sixth and eighth stanzas. The Boilermakers were paced offensively by shortstop Jared Miller as he went 3-for-4 at the dish, posting four RBI. Second baseman Eric Charles also went 3-for-4 from the plate, scoring four of his team’s 12 runs.
UIC returns to action on Friday for a three-game series against Horizon League-leading Wright State with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m. CT.