Detroit Takes Baseball Deep, 9-4

Junior center fielder Shane Crowder went 2-for-4 with a RBI on Friday.
Junior center fielder Shane Crowder went 2-for-4 with a RBI on Friday.

May 20, 2004

Box Score

Detroit, Mich. - The long ball proved to be costly for the University of Illinois at Chicago on Thursday afternoon, as Detroit took Flames' starter Ryan Gehring deep four times over the first three innings en route to the 9-4 Horizon League victory at the Campbell Complex.

Titans' catcher Dustin Wiley led the offensive fireworks with a three-run shot in the bottom of the second inning, while Jamey Embree, Charlie Anderson and Alex Martin each added solo blasts in the third.

Detroit left fielder Mark Moehlig was also impressive as he went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.

With the victory, Detroit improves to 18-35 overall and 10-11 in Horizon League action, while the Flames fall to 33-19 on the campaign and 13-8 in conference play.

Detroit starter Keith Astrauckas (5-8) picked up the victory for the Titans, scattering eight hits in five innings of work, while Bob Lothian tossed four innings of scoreless, one-hit relief to earn his third save of the season.

Gehring (7-6) took the loss for the Flames, allowing six runs and seven hits in 2.2 innings of work.

UIC shortstop Jordan DeVoir (double, run) and center fielder Shane Crowder (RBI) each picked up two hits apiece for the Flames.

Both teams will be back in action on Friday morning with a doubleheader slated to begin at 11:30 a.m. (CST).