Softball To Welcome Bradley For Single Game
March 18, 2013
CHICAGO – The UIC softball team (6-16) faces Bradley in a single game Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. (CT). Due to field conditions, the game will be played at The Dome at the Ball Park in Rosemont, lll.
SCOUTING THE FLAMES
UIC (6-16) … the Flames just completed the Hoosier Classic with a 3-1 record as the team defeated Central Michigan (3-2), Toledo in back-to-back games (7-6 and 6-5 in eight innings) and fell to Indiana, 8-0 in five innings … junior Natalie Hernandez leads the Flames offensively with a .355 batting average … in 76 at-bats she has nine runs on 27 hits and 10 RBI … senior Kara Komp (.338) has 24 hits and 10 runs … junior Courtney Heeley is hitting .319 with eight runs and 15 hits … senior Devin Miller (6-10) has a 3.52 ERA in 118.0 innings pitched and has blanked 76 batters.
SCOUTING THE BRAVES
Bradley (14-11) is led by Baileigh Basham with a .448 batting average with 30 hits, 15 runs and 16 RBI … Alyson Clemente (.413) has 31 hits and 17 runs with 20 RBI … Brianne Joseph in 10 of 12 on stolen bases and has the third-highest batting average with a .378.
HEELEY HONORED BY THE HORIZON LEAGUE
Junior Courtney Heeley was selected as the Horizon League Player of the Week on March 18 … the honor came after she led her team to a 3-1 record at the Hoosier Classic … she went 4-for-9 at the plate and hit the game-winning RBI against Toledo in the bottom of the seventh inning … she also hit her first homerun of the season over the left-center field wall during the second weekend outing against Toledo … she had three RBI on the weekend and a .444 batting average.
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.
FOLLOWING THE FLAMES
Can’t make it to every game? Social media makes it easy for fans to follow the Flames from anywhere! Twitter: @UICSoftball … Facebook: UIC Flames Softball.