Softball Takes Home Tournament Title With 10-0, Five-Inning Win Over IPFW|
Oct. 4, 2003
Chicago, Ill. -Sophomore Brittany McIntyre and freshman Chelsey Barclay combined for a no-hitter on Saturday, as UIC wrapped up the title at their own Flames Round-Robin with a 10-0, five-inning victory over visiting IPFW.
UIC finished the tournament 2-0 after defeating Lewis University, 3-2, earlier in the day.
McIntyre, who one-hit IPFW last season, worked four innings, fanning a pair to earn the win, before Barclay shut the door on the Mastodons in the fifth, recording two strikeouts of her own.
The Flames offense broke out early and often versus IPFW. Freshman Kathleen Mixan led the way for UIC, going 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored. Sophomore Joyce Cathey (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Michelle Miller (2-for-4, RBI) and Elizabeth Jacoby (2-for-3, RBI) also had strong showings at the plate for the Flames.
UIC broke the game open in the second inning, scoring five runs as they sent 10 batters to the plate in the frame. Sophomore Joyce Cathey and Jacoby each tallied RBI infield singles to start the scoring, before a bases loaded walk to senior Alycia Creese, an RBI single by senior Amanda Rivera and an RBI fielder's choice by McIntyre made the score 5-0.
The Flames added another run in the bottom of the third inning when Cathey beat out a high infield chopper, which allowed Mixan, who led off the frame with a single, to score from third.
UIC tacked on four more in the fourth inning for the final 10 margin. Mixan and Miller both recorded RBIs in the frame.
IPFW starter Beth Harmon was tagged with the loss on Saturday, allowing five runs on seven hits.
The Flames will be back in action next weekend as they host the 3rd Annual 'Battle in the Windt City' Softball Tournament. City rivals DePaul, Loyola and Northwestern, along with UIC, make up the four-team field for the event.