Baseball Heads to Purdue On Wednesday

Freshman Mickey McDonald
Freshman Mickey McDonald

April 22, 2014

CHICAGO - The UIC baseball team (14-18) will compete in its first non-league road game since March 19 when the Flames journey to Purdue on Wednesday with first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m. CT.  UIC downed the Boilermakers by a final of 18-5 at home on April 1, the Flames largest win against a Big Ten opponent since 2006. 

UIC currently sits in a tie for second place in the Horizon League along with Milwaukee and Valparaiso.  Prior to dropping three straight against league-leading Wright this past weekend, the Flames had won four consecutive conference series'. 

The Last Meeting
April 1, 2014
Flames Power Their Way to an 18-5 Romp Against Purdue
The UIC baseball team (9-13) overpowered Big Ten-member Purdue (5-19) by a final score of 18-5 on Tuesday night at Granderson Stadium. The Flames led wire-to-wire as they jumped out to a 10-0 advantage after three innings, which included a second frame six-run surge. UIC scored another six runs in the seventh inning and then a pair of scores in the eighth stanza to cement the Flames' largest run total since May 24, 2012, when UIC plated 19 versus Wright State. The Flames also totaled a season-high 16 hits compared to seven for Purdue.

The Flames are well represented in the latest edition of the NCAA statistical report, ranking ninth in team batting average (.312) and runs per game (7.9).  Individually, senior Jacob McNamara ranks sixth in on-base percentage (.503) and 30th in batting average (.390).  Senior Alex Jurich owns a league-best and the nation's 24th highest mark in RBI per game (1.06).

Purdue owns an overall record of 9-26 as they prepare for a non-league road game at Indiana State on Tuesday night before hosting UIC.  The Boilermakers tout two players that hit above the .300 mark in senior Sean McHugh (.306) and redshirt sophomore Kyle Wood (.302). will have a live stream of the game available through their Boilermaker All-Access platform.  Click here to purchase UIC vs. Purdue.