Michelson Leads UIC Past Milwaukee, 4-1|
May 2, 2014
CHICAGO - The UIC baseball team (20-19, 13-9 HL) received a complete game effort from starter Tomas Michelson and defeated third-place Milwaukee, 4-1, Friday night at Curtis Granderson Stadium. The Flames have won six straight games and sit in second place in the Horizon League standings.
Michelson (6-3) held UWM (16-19, 8-8 HL) to five hits and one run over nine innings while striking out seven Panthers. He retired nine out of the first ten Milwaukee batters and did not give up his first hit until the fourth inning.
Ryan McShane collected Milwaukee’s first hit with a home run to left center to put the Panthers up 1-0. UWM put two runners on in the ninth inning but a game-ending double play gave Michelson his sixth win of the season.
Jacob McNamara put UIC ahead with a two-run single in the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, Jeff Boehm launched his seventh home run of the season. Alex Lee was 3-for-4 at the plate while Tyler Detmer and Zenon Kolakowski also picked up hits for the Flames.
UIC did not record its first hit until the fourth inning when Lee singled to right field with two outs. The Flames took a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning after Detmer doubled, Kolakowski singled and McNamara delivered a two-out, two-RBI single to left center.
Lee singled to lead off the sixth inning and scored on Boehm’s home run. Boehm hit Brian Keller’s first pitch of the at-bat over the right field wall. He has three home runs over the last two games.
The Flames look for their second straight HL series win Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 2:05 p.m. at Curtis Granderson Stadium.