Catch This Weekend's Baseball Action Live On HLN

Rafael Garcia is slated to start the opener of a three-game set at Youngstown State today.
Rafael Garcia is slated to start the opener of a three-game set at Youngstown State today.

April 2, 2010

CHICAGO - The UIC baseball team is in Niles, Ohio this weekend for a three-game set against the Youngstown State Penguins, but just because the team is out of town doesn’t mean you can’t catch all the action.

All three games in the series beginning with this afternoon’s tilt at 2:00 p.m. CT can be seen live on the Horizon League Network.

The Flames (6-14, 2-1 Horizon League) and Penguins (10-11, 2-1 Horizon League) will also play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT.

The Horizon League Network is a free video streaming platform designed to provide complete coverage of the Horizon League’s members and their athletic programs. HLN produces quality live game webcasts, on-demand video programming (highlights, features, etc.). The network also allows for fans to interact via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr) and message boards. Additionally, the HLN team maintains a blog, which includes student-athlete entries and insider analysis.

You can access the site at

Here are the probable pitching matchups for the series with the UIC starter listed first:

Game One: Rafael Garcia - 1-2, 11.12 ERA vs. Aaron Swenson - 4-0, 4.08 ERA

Game Two: Michael Heesch - 1-4, 6.75 ERA vs. Phil Klein - 2-0, 4.91 ERA

Game Three: Chris Kovacevich - 1-4, 7.86 ERA vs. Blake Aquadro - 0-1, 8.82 ERA

Fans can listen to podcasts featuring exclusive interviews with UIC head coaches, staff and student-athletes for free on iTunes by searching "UIC Flames."

Fans wishing to learn more about affordable and flexible UIC ticket plans are encouraged to call 312-413-UIC1 or visit and click on the "Tickets" tab on the Flames home page.