Northwestern Rolls Past Baseball, 14-2|
May 10, 2005
Evanston, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago baseball squad's six-game winning streak came to an abrupt end on Tuesday afternoon, as Northwestern cruised to the 14-2 non-conference victory over the Flames at Rocky Miller Park.
Northwestern third baseman Mike Phelps led the charge for the Wildcats, going 4-for-4 with two runs and a RBI, while teammates Jon Mikrut (3-for-5, 5 RBI, 3-run homer) and Andrew Wycklendt (3-for-4, 2 runs, RBI) each turned impressive performances at the dish.
Every Northwestern starter recorded at least one hit, while nine different players tallied runs on the afternoon.
With the victory, Northwestern improves to 22-23 overall, while the Flames fall to 29-18-1 on the campaign.
Northwestern starter Julio Siberio (2-0) earned the victory for the Wildcats, allowing just one run and four hits in six innings of work. UIC starter Ryan Martin (1-1) was tagged with the loss, surrendering seven runs and nine hits in three innings, while fanning four.
Siberio, along with relievers Dan Schwartz, Chris Davidson and Chris Hayes held the UIC bats in check, allowing just six hits on the afternoon. UIC junior catcher Bryan Nolte led the Flames at the plate, going 2-for-4.
Flames' freshman infielder Mark Hallberg extended his hitting streak to 19-games with a single in the sixth inning. In the same frame, senior Bryan Russo (1-for-3) notched a RBI single to end Siberio's bid for a shutout.
UIC will be back in action on Friday night, as they will host Horizon League-leading, Youngstown State, for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch at Les Miller Field.