Offense Explodes in Baseball's 15-7 Victory over Milwaukee
May 3, 2014
CHICAGO - The UIC baseball team (21-19, 14-9 HL) tied a season-high with 19 hits and defeated third-place Milwaukee, 15-7, Saturday afternoon at Curtis Granderson Stadium. The Flames have won seven straight games and sit in second place in the Horizon League standings. The sixth inning was the only frame in which UIC did not score.
The Panthers (16-20, 8-9 HL) had 15 hits but committed two costly errors and could not slow down the UIC offense. UIC scored three runs in the first and eighth innings but the major damage came in the five-run fifth inning.
Jeff Boehm, Alex Jurich and Tyler Detmer singled with one out in the fifth before Conor Philbin reached on an error by the Milwaukee first baseman. Zenon Kolakowski followed with a two-RBI double to right field and reached third base on an error by the right fielder. John Coen then delivered with a two-out single to plate the Flames’ fifth run of the inning.
Coen homered twice in the first two innings and now owns three home runs in his career. Coen was 4-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored and a career-high five RBIs.
Mickey McDonald went 4-for-6 with three doubles and drove in two runs. Kolakowski went 2-for-4, scored two runs and drove in a pair.
Jurich had three hits and drove in his team-high 42nd RBI of the season. Detmer and Alex Lee both collected two hits and a RBI.
Ian Lewandowski (4-4) got the start for the Flames and allowed seven runs on 13 hits over 5 2/3 innings. Mike Schoolcraft relieved Lewandowski and allowed only one hit over 2 1/3 innings. Alex Posey closed out the game with a scoreless ninth inning.
The Flames seek their third series sweep of the season Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. at Curtis Granderson Stadium.