Baseball Overcomes Miscues For 4-3 Victory Over Wright State|
April 20, 2003
Fairborn, Ohio - Mistakes, there were a few.
The University of Illinois at Chicago baseball team, however, was able to overcome seven errors to pick up the 4-3 Horizon League victory over Wright State at Nischwitz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
With the victory, UIC improves to 21-13 overall and moves into sole possession of first place in the Horizon League with a record of 9-3. Wright State falls to 12-25 on the campaign, and 4-8 in league play.
Junior shortstop Jordan DeVoir led the way for the Flames offensively, as he went 2-for-5 with two RBI and runs scored. UIC also received solid efforts from both sophomore second baseman Bryan Russo (2-for-3, RBI) and junior right fielder Mike Hughes (2-for-4, RBI).
UIC starter John Flood improves his record to 4-1 on the season, as the Mount Vernon, Ill., native scattered seven hits and allowed three runs in 5.2 innings of work. Sophomore left-hander David Haehnel tossed two innings of scoreless relief, striking out three batters, to earn his Horizon League leading sixth save of the season.
Wright State starter Casey Abrams was tagged with the complete-game loss, despite striking out 12 Flames' batters.
Wright State right fielder Chris Coleman went 2-for-4 with three RBI to pace the Raiders' offensive attack.
UIC will travel to Charleston, Ill., on Tuesday afternoon to square off with Eastern Illinois in a non-conference contest, slated for 3:00 p.m.