Softball To Play Back-To-Back Conference Series
April 3, 2013
CHICAGO – The UIC softball team plays host to Green Bay in a make-up series Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday is a doubleheader at 2:00 p.m. (CT), and Thursday is a single game at 1:00 p.m. The team then hits the road for Detroit for a Saturday doubleheader and Sunday single game.
SCOUTING THE FLAMES
UIC holds an overall record of 8-18 (2-1 Horizon League) … the Flames most recently won a three-game series 2-1 against Loyola to open conference play … UIC won 2-1 and 9-1, before falling 9-8 in the final game of the weekend … with a .357 batting average, Kara Komp leads the team with 30 hits in 84 at-bats … freshman Laura Swan is pacing the team in RBI with 17 … Swan and senior Coryn Schmit both have three homeruns … senior Devin Miller is 8-11 with a 3.21 ERA and has pitched 140 innings.
SCOUTING THE PHOENIX
Green Bay has a 7-14 record … the team is led by Michalkiewicz with a .386 batting average … she leads the team in RBI with 13 … Miranda Spangberg has three homeruns … Lauren Danner has a 3.00 ERA inside the circle with a 1-1 record … Allison Goecks has a 3.30 ERA with a 3-5 record from 57.1 innings.
UIC VERSUS GREEN BAY IN 2012
The Flames faced Green Bay four times in 2012 … during the regular season UIC swept the Phoenix in Chicago … the team won the first game 5-4 in 10 innings, then 9-1 in six innings … on the final day UIC earned the sweep with a 2-1 win … the two teams then met during the opening round of the Horizon League Championship in Valparaiso, where Green Bay defeated UIC 5-1.
UIC VERSUS DETROIT IN 2012
The Flames split with Detroit in 2012 … the Titans won the first game 8-6 in eight innings, before UIC won the second game 10-2 … the third game of the series was cancelled due to rain … both games were played in Detroit.
SWAN AND MILLER RECEIVE CONFERENCE RECOGNITION
For the third-straight week, UIC has been represented in the Horizon League weekly honors … most recently, Swan compiled a .667 average against Loyola … in six at-bats, she posted one run, on four hits with eight RBI … she earned a 1.333 slugging percentage with a .700 on-base percentage she hit her third homerun of the season, and had a two-run double … Miller went 2-0 on the weekend with a 2.14 ERA. In 14 innings of work, the veteran pitcher blanked 15 batters and allowed 18 hits. She appeared in all three games.
WEEKLY CONFERENCE HONORS: HEELEY, HERNANDEZ AND MILLER
Junior Courtney Heeley was selected as the Horizon League Player of the Week on March 18 … the honor came after the left-fielder hit .444 with three RBI and a .778 slugging percentage at the Hoosier Classic, including a game-winning RBI … Junior Natalie Hernandez and senior Devin Miller were selected as the Horizon League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively on March 25 … Hernandez went 2-for-4 against Bradley on March 19, where she recorded a triple, the only player to record more than a base hit … Miller allowed just one run in eight innings of work … she blanked four batter and posted a .179 batting average against figure and a 0.62 ERA … she shared the honor with Wright State’s Krystian DeWitt.
LAST TIME OUT
UIC won the series against Loyola 2-1 … the Flames opened with a 2-1 victory over the Ramblers on March 29 … they then split on March 30 with a 9-1 five-inning victory, followed by a 9-8 loss … Schmit hit a grand slam and had five RBI on the weekend, while Swan had eight RBI.