Baseball Pulls Away For 12-3 Win Over Butler|
May. 1, 2005
Indianapolis, Ind. - The University of Illinois at Chicago baseball squad tallied seven runs on three hits in the seventh inning, highlighted by a two-run single from junior catcher Bryan Nolte, to break away for the 12-3 Horizon League victory over Butler at Bulldog Park on Sunday afternoon.
During the frame, UIC scored on two bases loaded walks, one throwing error and one wild pitch to help put the game away for the Flames .
As a whole, UIC's 6-7-8 hitters batted a combined 7-for-11 with eight RBI and six runs scored on the afternoon. Nolte went 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored, followed by outfielders Bart Babineaux (3-for-4, solo homer, 3 runs, 2 RBI) and Shane Crowder (2-for-4, 2 RBI, run).
With the victory, UIC improves to 24-17-1 overall and 6-6 in Horizon League play, while the Bulldogs drop to 14-26 on the campaign and 2-6 in conference action.
UIC starter Scott Saling (3-0) earned the victory for the Flames, allowing three runs and seven hits in 5.1 innings of work, while striking out one batter. Butler's Jon Dages (3-1) took the loss, surrendering five runs and nine hits in six innings.
Butler infielders Alex Rinearson (run), Joe Pauley (RBI, run) and Matt Ferguson each collected two hits to lead the Bulldogs offensively.
UIC will be back in action on Tuesday evening, as they will host IIT at 7:05 p.m. (CST) at Les Miller Field.