UW-Milwaukee Thwarts Baseball's Late Rally, 4-3

Junior center fielder Shane Crowder went 2-for-4 with two runs scored on Sunday.
Junior center fielder Shane Crowder went 2-for-4 with two runs scored on Sunday.

April 18, 2004

Box Score

Milwaukee, Wis. - Things looked to be on the up and up for the University of Illinois at Chicago baseball team in the top of the eighth inning of their Horizon League contest against UW-Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon.

After all, the Flames had scored two runs, cutting the Panthers' lead to 4-3 and had the bases loaded with one out and senior shortstop Jordan DeVoir at the plate.

UWM Head Coach Jerry Augustine, however, brought in reliever Jed Dolske in and he promptly retired DeVoir on the unconventional, 5-2-3 double play to end the rally and secure the 4-3 victory at Henry Aaron Field.

With the victory, UW-Milwaukee improves to 12-17 overall and 4-4 in Horizon League action, while the Flames drop to 23-11 on the campaign and 6-2 in conference play.

UWM catcher Jeremy Wilson provided the big blow for the Panthers in the bottom of the fourth inning with a two run single. The Panthers also received a solid performance from right fielder Ross McCoy (2-for-3, run).

UWM starter Korey Keller (3-3) picked up the victory for the Panthers, allowing three runs and six hits in 7.1 innings of work. Panthers' reliever Ben Stanczyk retired the side in the ninth inning to earn his third save of the season.

UIC starter Ryan Gehring (6-3) was tagged with the complete-game loss, giving up four runs and eight hits while striking out two batters.

UIC center fielder Shane Crowder led the Flames offensively, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a triple.

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