Baseball Blasts UW-Stevens Point, 20-5|
April 27, 2005
Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore center fielder Larry Gempp Jr. set a Les Miller Field record and tied another, as the Ingleside, Ill., native went 3-for-4, connecting for three homers, seven RBI and five runs scored as the host Flames picked up the 20-5 non-conference victory over UW-Stevens Point at Les Miller Field on Wednesday night.
Gempp's three blasts, breaks the previous record of two home runs, set last by senior third baseman Bryan Russo against Eastern Illinois on April 19, 2005. His seven RBI ties the Les Miller Field record, previously set by Chris Kerpan against Trinity International on April 16, 2003.
Russo (2-for-5, 3 RBI, 3 runs) joined in the long-ball fun with a three-run homer, his fifth of the campaign, in the bottom of the eighth inning, while senior second baseman Mike Bruszer (2-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBI) added a two-run shot in the third inning.
With the victory, UIC improves to 21-15-1 on the campaign, while the Pointers drop to 26-6 overall.
UIC starter Scott Saling (2-0) earned the victory for the Flames, surrendering one run on two hits, while striking out one batter in four innings of work. UWSP's Matt Mehne falls to 1-1 on the campaign, surrendering eight runs, two earned, five walks and three hits in two innings.
UWSP outfielder Ryan Byrnes led the Pointers' offensively with a solo homer in the top of the ninth inning, while teammates Jake Frombach and Chuck Brehm (run) each went 1-for-4 with a RBI.