Baseball Mows Down Illinois State, 2-0
April 24, 2004
Chicago, Ill. - It was a classic pitchers duel.
University of Illinois at Chicago starting pitcher David Haehnel and Illinois State starter Josh Kauten each turned in memorable performances for their respective teams on Saturday afternoon.
Haehnel, however, proved to be too much for the Redbirds, as the Wheeling, Ill., product tossed a complete-game shutout, his second in as many appearances, as the Flames earned the 2-0 victory over Illinois State at Les Miller Field.
Haehnel (4-2) allowed five hits and struck out six batters, extending his scoreless streak to 20.1 innings, spanning over his last seven appearances.
With the victory, UIC improves to 24-12, while Illinois State falls to 12-22 overall.
Kauten scattered eight hits and struck out four batters in 7.1 innings of work, dropping to 0-5 on the campaign.
UIC got all the runs it needed in the bottom of the first inning, as senior first baseman Jordan DeVoir roped a two-run single for a lead that they would never relinquish.
Illinois State mounted a threat in the top of the sixth inning as they loaded the bases, but Haehnel was able to avoid the jam unscathed.
The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon with the first pitch slated for 1:05 p.m.