April 27, 2014
Green Bay 3, UIC 1
GREEN BAY, Wis. – The UIC softball team (12-24, 6-9 HL) concluded its Horizon League series with Green Bay (22-11, 9-4 HL) on Sunday with a 3-1 loss at the Phoenix Softball Field. Kaleigh Nagle drove in the Flames’ lone run with a bases-loaded RBI single in the fourth inning.
It was a low-hitting affair for both teams, as UIC had just five hits and the Phoenix produced four. Alex Wyss, Laura Swan and Jacki Fletcher each registered one hit for the third-consecutive game, while Eleni Polites and Nagle also knotted one hit apiece.
The Flames went scoreless through the first three innings and had just one hit, a double by Fletcher for her eighth of the season.
The Phoenix tallied two runs in the bottom of the second following a solo-home run and a series of walks that brought in one run. Green Bay scored another in the third after a batter was walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch and came home following a sac bunt and sac fly.
In the top of the fourth, UIC got on the board after Wyss led off with a single up the middle and then stole second. Swan walked and was called safe at second on a Phoenix error after Jenna Marsalli reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases. Nagle then came in to pinch hit and singled to left to score Wyss.
The Flames had the chance to add another in the sixth after Swan singled at the start of the inning and Marsalli reached on her second fielder’s choice. Polites singled over the pitcher before the runners moved to second and third on a ground out. Kelly Kennedy earned a walk to load the bases, but all runners were left stranded at the end of the inning.
Bridget Boyle started for the second time this weekend and pitched 5.0 innings with three strikeouts before Alice Fitzpatrick came in to finish the final inning of play.
The Flames return home to host their final non-conference game of the season at Flames Field on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. CT against Northern Illinois.