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    March 14, 2013

    CHICAGO - The UIC softball team (3-15) travels to Bloomington, Ind., for the Hoosier Classic, the final pre-season tournament for the Flames. In the three-day outing, UIC will contend Central Michigan, Toledo (twice), Indiana and Michigan State.

    THE RUNDOWN:

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    March 17, 2012
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    Flames Conclude Second Day Of Hoosier Classic
    The UIC softball team (11-11/0-0 Horizon) defeated Central Michigan, 1-0, before dropping to Michigan State, 11-3, in the second day of play at the Hoosier Classic at the IU Softball Field in Bloomington, Ind.

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    SCOUTING THE FLAMES

    UIC (3-15) ... most recently competed in the Saluki Invitational in Carbondale, Ill. ... the team fell to Eastern Kentucky 2-0 in eight innings then, Belmont (8-1) and Wisconsin 2-1 in eight innings ... Kara Komp leads the team offensively with a .368 average, including eight runs, 21 hits with three doubles and one RBI ... junior Natalie Hernandez (.339) has posted eight runs, 21 hits (six doubles and one triple) with six RBI ... freshman Laura Swan is hitting at .333 with seven runs, 16 hits, two homeruns and eight RBI ... senior Devin Miller (3-9) has a 3.70 ERA in 97.1 innings pitched and has blanked 67 strikeouts.

    SCOUTING THE CHIPPEWAS

    Central Michigan (10-8) most recently competed at the USF Under Armour Invitational ... Central Michigan defeated Wagner (7-4), UMass (6-2) and Quinnipiac, 9-1 ... they dropped to Fordham (7-1) and Loyola Marymount, 2-1 ... Macy Merchant leads the team with a .379 batting average with 11 runs, 22 hits and three RBI ... CarolAnn Sexauer (.339) has compiled five runs on 19 hits with six doubles, two homeruns and 14 RBI ... Summer Knoop is hitting .322 with five runs, 19 hits and 12 RBI ... pitcher Morgan Yucker (2-0) has a 1.74 ERA in 20.2 innings pitched.


     

     

    SCOUTING THE ROCKETS

    Toledo (5-12) most recently went 0-5 at the USF Under Armour Invitational ... Villanova (5-3), UT-Chattanooga (9-0), St. Joseph's (6-3), Penn State (10-8) and Wagner (7-6) all defeated the Rockets ... Lindsey Tobias is hitting .311 to lead the team with 11 runs on 14 hits, including two doubles, three triples and two homeruns with nine RBI ... Kristen Roznoski (.302) has posted 16 hits and two RBI ... pitcher Alli Beery has a 7.03 ERA with a 4-9 record.

    SCOUTING THE HOOSIERS

    Indiana (12-13) went 2-3 at the Tiger Classic ... the Hoosier defeated Alabama State, 8-0 and Tennessee State, 8-0 ... Nebraska-Omaha, Mississippi Valley State and Saint Louis outlasted Indiana 5-0, 5-2, 4-3, respectively ... Amanda Wagner leads the Hoosier offense with a .389 batting average on 11 runs and 21 hits ... Brianna Meyer (.352) has posted 14 runs on 25 hits, including five doubles and 13 RBI ... pitcher Lora Olson has a 5-4 record with a 2.26 ERA in 55.3 innings pitched.

    SCOUTING THE SPARTANS

    Michigan State (14-11) posted a 6-5 record at the Florida Atlantic Tournament ... the Spartans split decisions with Ball State, while defeating Harvard (1-0), Florida Atlantic twice (7-2, 1-0) and Niagara twice, 2-1 and 8-1 ... Michigan State defeated UIC twice (5-1 and 11-7) at the Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Ariz. On Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 ... Kylene Hopkins is hitting .434 with 18 runs on 33 hits (two doubles and two triples) ... Jayme O'Bryant (.341) has 18 RBI and 28 hits, including five doubles ... Kelly Smith (11-6) has a 2.25 ERA in 105.2 innings pitched ... she has allowed 86 hits, 43 runs and has blanked 120 batters.

    10 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER

    Ten times this season the Flames will face a BIG TEN opponent ... among the teams UIC has or will face Nebraska (Feb. 8, 9, 10) ... Michigan State (Feb. 15, 16 and March 17) ... Wisconsin on March 10 ... Indiana on March 16 ... Purdue on March 27 and Northwestern on April 1.

    MILLER; MOVIN' AND SHAKIN'

    Senior pitcher Devin Miller recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts March 9 against Eastern Kentucky ... she blanked at least one batter in each inning, with the exception of the third, while recording all three outs in the fourth and sixth innings ... of her 14 strikeouts, 10 went down swinging ... Miller bested her previous strikeout high of 11, which she reached three times, most recently in an 11-0 victory over Youngstown State on April 9, 2011.

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