Baseball to Host Pair of Chicago Schools in Midweek Games
March 11, 2013
CHICAGO – UIC baseball prepares to host Chicago and Roosevelt on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, as both games are set for 4:05 p.m. CT. The Flames just wrapped up a two-game stint this past weekend against reigning Big Ten Champion Purdue with each team collecting a decisive seven-run win. According to BoydsWorld.com, a college baseball ratings website, UIC owns the nation’s 15th toughest played schedule so far this season as six of the Flames’ 11 games have been against nationally-ranked opponents.
“We design it that way,” said head coach Mike Dee. “We feel like that gives us the best way to evaluate how our talent stacks up. I think our staff has recruited the kind of athlete who enjoys the challenge of playing such a tough schedule.”
After spending the first three weekends of the season on the road, the Flames are currently in the midst of a seven-game home stand that commenced with the Boilermakers. UIC will kick off Chicago’s season on Tuesday as the Maroons ended 2012 with a respectable 23-12 record and No. 2 regional ranking in NCAA III. Roosevelt has had its past nine games cancelled due to inclement weather as they enter Wednesday’s match up with a 0-3 record. The third-year program will be making its first ever trip to Les Miller Field.
Horizon League play begins this upcoming weekend as the Flames will host Youngstown State for a three-game series starting of Friday at 4:05 p.m. Saturday’s contest will commence at 1 p.m. and the series finale is scheduled for noon.