Flames Come up Short Versus No. 10 Georgia Tech, 10-2
May 8, 2011
CHICAGO - The Flames received base hits from four-of their first five hitters in the lineup, but visiting Georgia Tech scored seven runs in the first three frames, leading to a 10-2 win over the UIC baseball team at Les Miller Field Sunday afternoon.
The Yellow Jackets' Jed Bradley recorded the win, pitching 6.0 innings, and surrendering two earned runs. UIC starting pitcher Matt Heaslip was handed the loss after allowing nine earned runs in 5.2 innings of work.
After falling behind 7-0, the Flames rallied for two runs off Bradley in the bottom of the fourth frame. Georgia Tech scored three runs in the first, one in the second, three in the third, two in the sixth and one in the seventh frame to complete the game's scoring.
De LaRosa and Ganek led off the fourth with singles, followed by a walk by Matt Serna, loading the bases with zero outs. Betcher then singled to left field, scoring De LaRosa. Ryan followed with a sacrifice fly to score Ganek from third. The rally fell short after Jacob McNamara flied out to left field to end the inning.
The Flames also rallied in the bottom of the ninth, loading the bases with no outs. Betcher led off the frame with a walk, followed by Ryan reaching a Georgia Tech infield error. McNamara then drew a walk, but the Flames were then retired in order, with Ryan Shober and Nevers striking out, followed by a ground out by Addison.
The series finale between the tenth-ranked Yellow Jackets and UIC will conclude Monday afternoon at 12:05 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for 1:05 p.m., but has been pushed up one hour. UIC faculty and staff are invited to have lunch at The Mill during their lunch hour. Those attendees Faculty may receive admission to the game, a hot dog, chips and a pop for just $5.