UIC Baseball Sweeps MCC Player And Pitcher Of The Week Honors|
Feb. 21, 2001
Chicago, Ill. - The UIC baseball team has swept Midwestern Collegiate Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week honors it was announced today as sophomore catcher Weber Bowen (Minneapolis, Minn./Blake School) and senior lefty Steve Carlson (Newark, Ill./Newark) have both been recognized for their play early in the 2001 campaign.
Bowen has tallied a .350 batting average (7-for-20) and a team-best .750 slugging percentage and .519 on-base percentage through the first two weeks of the year. Five of his seven hits have been for extra bases and he has scored six runs and driven in five. In the season opener against Northwestern, Bowen hit a three-run bomb in the top of the eighth to break a 1-1 tie and lift the Flames to a 4-1 victory.
Carlson has compiled a 1-1 record with a 2.08 earned run average in starts against Northwestern and Belmont this season. In 13 innings of work, he has given up eight hits and three walks to 16 strikeouts while holding opposing batters to a .182 batting average. A reliever last season, Carlson set a UIC school record in the Flames' 4-1 win over the Wildcats as he struck out four batters in one inning.
UIC (2-5) will head to Cookeville, Tenn., this weekend for a three-game series against Tennessee Tech. Friday's first pitch is set for 2:00 p.m.