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    April 19, 2013

    CHICAGO – The UIC softball team faces Wright State in a doubleheader Saturday at Noon (CT) and a single game Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Dayton, Ohio.

    SCOUTING THE FLAMES

    UIC holds an overall record of 15-20 (9-3 Horizon League) … Kara Komp leads the team with a .400 batting average, with 46 hits in 115 at-bats … Natalie Hernandez follows with a .386 batting average, with 49 hits in 127 at-bats … senior Coryn Schmit paces the team with five home runs … senior Devin Miller is 15-13 with a 2.85 ERA and has pitched 189.2 innings.

    SCOUTING THE RAIDERS

    Wright State has a 9-28 record (6-6 Horizon League) … the team is led by Jess Gorman with a .279 batting average … Gorman, along with Lindsay Barrett, lead the team with two homeruns … Kortney Tackett paces the team in RBIs with 13… Krystian DeWitt has a 2.53 ERA inside the circle with a 6-10 record.

    UIC VERSUS WRIGHT STATE IN 2012

    UIC faced Wright State twice during the 2012 season … while in Chicago, the Raiders defeated UIC 8-4 on May, 5 during the first game of a doubleheader … UIC then won the second game 6-0 … the two teams were unable to play the final game in the three-game series due to rain.

    NOTABLE HORIZON LEAGUE STATS

    The Flames are currently in first place in conference with a 9-3 (.750) conference record … with Loyola in second place at 8-3 (.727) … Cleveland State is in third place with a 6-3 record and .667 winning percentage … UIC holds the highest batting average at .317 … the Flames also lead in on-base percentage (.393) and number of hits at 283.

    UIC’S HORIZON LEAGUE WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS

    The Flames collected Horizon League weekly awards for four-straight weeks … the honors started with junior Courtney Heeley as she was selected as the Hitter of the Week on March 18 … on March 25 Hernandez was selected as the Hitter of the Week, while Miller was named the Pitcher of the Week, along with Krystian DeWitt of Wright State … the next week on April 1, Miller then took sole possession of Pitcher of the Week, along with freshman Laura Swan being named the Hitter of the Week … Hernandez then again received recognition on April 8 again being named the Hitter of the Week.

    FLAMEingo DRIVE

    The softball team is closing in on its final two weeks of the FLAMEingo Drive … the team has raised approximately $1,135 from collecting donations at various athletic events and $1,160 through the use of the online donation site … the Flames are still $1,340 short of their online goal … help the softball team achieve their $2,500 set goal and raise awareness of cancer, please click HERE to donate.

    LAST TIME OUT

    UIC won the three-game series against Valparaiso 2-1 … the Flames opened with a 7-4 victory over the Crusaders on April 13 … they then split on April 14 with a 10-0 five-inning victory, followed by a 3-1 loss … Schmit had four hits and five RBI on the weekend, while Hernandez had four hits and four runs.

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