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    Brittany McIntyre allowed one run on two hits to earn her 17th win of the season on Tuesday.
     
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    April 26, 2005

    Box Score

    Chicago, Ill. -Junior Brittany McIntyre remained undefeated in the circle in Horizon League play as the UIC softball team downed Butler 8-1 in the opening game of a doubleheader on Tuesday evening at Flames Field.

    McIntyre, who allowed the Bulldogs just one run on two hits, is 7-0 this season in league contests with a 1.36 ERA. She has now won 12 straight games against Horizon League teams dating back to the 2003 campaign.

    UIC moved to 9-2 in the Horizon League and a season-high 12 games over .500 at 33-21 with the win. Butler is now 6-9 in league play and 18-28 overall.

    Butler junior Meghan Howard was tagged with the loss to fall to 0-8 on the year.

    Senior Cameron Astiazaran went 2-for-4 at the plate for the Flames, including a two-run single in UIC's four-run fourth inning. Freshmen Brittany Dixon tied her season-high with three hits while junior Joyce Cathey hit her eighth home run of the season, a three-run blast in the fifth inning.

    The Bulldogs jumped on the scoreboard first in the top of the third inning when Andrea Walker doubled to drive home Lynn Hohs, staking the Butler to a 1-0 lead.

    The Flames knotted the score in the bottom of the frame when Astiazaran, who had doubled and advanced to third on a single by Dixon, scampered home on a wild pitch.

    UIC broke things open in the fourth with four runs to take a 5-1 lead. Sophomore Elizabeth Jacoby doubled home the first run before an Astiazaran two-run single and a run-scoring knock from Sara Hernandez capped the rally.

    Cathey pushed the Flames' advantage to 8-1 in the fifth inning with a three-run homer to right centerfield.