Baseball Throttles Youngstown State, 14-3, In Game One
May 14, 2005
Chicago, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago baseball squad tallied 10 runs and batted through the order twice in the first two innings, as the Flames cruised to the 14-3 Horizon League victory over Youngstown State in Game One of Saturday's doubleheader at Les Miller Field.
UIC freshman first baseman Mark Hallberg extended his hitting streak to 20-games, going 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored, including a solo homer in the fifth. Sophomore center fielder Larry Gempp Jr. (2-for-4) added four RBI in the win, including a three-run homer in the second inning.
With the victory, UIC improves to 30-18-1 overall and 11-6 in Horizon League action, while the Penguins drop to 25-19 on the campaign and 7-2 in conference play.
UIC sophomore hurler Ryan Zink (6-5) earned the complete-game victory for the Flames, scattering eight hits while fanning six batters. Youngstown State starter Justin Thomas (6-5) was tagged with the loss, allowing five runs and three hits, without retiring a batter.
Youngstown State designated hitter Erich Diedrich led the Penguins offensively, going 3-for-4 with a RBI, while Brian Boone and Brent Parks each added solo homers in the seventh inning.