Baseball Completes Sweep Of Butler, 5-0|
May 8, 2004
Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago junior southpaw Tom Szalewski tossed a complete-game, two-hit, shutout to help the Flames complete the doubleheader sweep with the 5-0 Horizon League victory over Butler in the nightcap at Les Miller Field on Saturday afternoon.
UIC won the opener by a score of 9-2.
Szalewski struck out four batters on the afternoon and improves to 4-1 on the season. Both of Butler's hits were of the infield variety.
With the victory, UIC improves to 30-15 overall and 11-4 in Horizon League action, while the Bulldogs fall to 21-23 on the campaign and 8-7 in conference play.
Butler starter Randy Miles (5-3) took the complete-game, loss for the Bulldogs, allowing five runs and five hits, while striking out three batters.
UIC took advantage of Miles' wildness in the first inning as he issued three free passes and a pair of wild pitches during the frame.
UIC tacked on an insurance run in the fourth inning, as junior centerfielder Shane Crowder connected for a two-out triple and stole home, extending the Flames lead to 5-0. That marked the first time that the Flames have stolen home, since J.P. Carey swiped home against UW-Milwaukee on May 18, 2002.
Both teams will be back in action tomorrow for the series finale, with the first pitch slated for 12:05 p.m.