Baseball coach Mike Dee scores Flames win No. 500
UIC head baseball coach Mike Dee notched win No. 500 Friday against Oakland after sophomore Cody Bohanek recorded a walk-off single in the 10th inning, completing the Flames’ late-game rally to win the series opener 11-10 at Granderson Stadium.
UIC (7-10-1, 4-2 HL) split its Saturday doubleheader with Oakland (3-14, 1-5 HL) at home. The Flames dropped the first contest, 6-4, before scoring 12 runs over the final two innings to win game two, 14-4.
The Flames are back in action Tuesday with a home match against Notre Dame (15-6). First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Granderson Stadium.
In Friday’s game, UIC faced a 10-5 deficit after Oakland plated four runs in the top of the eighth frame, but a five spot from the Flames in the bottom of the eighth forced extra innings.
Bohanek led UIC with three hits on the day and drove in two runs. Senior Jeff Boehm went 2-of-3 from the dish with three runs and belted his sixth homer on the year with a two-RBI bomb in the sixth inning, giving him a league-high 24 RBI on the season.
Redshirt freshman Gabe Dwyer tallied three RBI, which more than doubles his season total of five. Senior Tyler Detmer recorded a single that extended his reached-base streak to a nation-leading 38 games. He crossed the plate twice.
Senior Ryan Hinchley (1-0) was credited with the win after he tossed a scoreless final two innings, allowing no runs and striking out three OU batters.
In Game 1 Saturday, Jake Dahlberg lasted seven innings on the mound and allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits. He struck out four batters and walked a pair.
Bohanek led the Flames at the plate as he went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Carl Sugihara and Mickey McDonald both went 2-for-4 with one RBI and a stolen base. Sugihara scored UIC’s fourth run in the ninth inning.
In Saturday’s second game, Jack Andersen (2-2) picked up the victory after allowing three runs over 7-and-two-thirds innings on the mound. He allowed seven hits and walked three batters.
Alex Lee, Bohanek and Trevor Lane had three hits while McDonald and David Cronin recorded two. Cronin drove in four runs, Sugihara knocked in three while Detmer and Lee had two RBIs. Detmer had two hits Saturday and extended his reached-base streak to a nation-leading 40 games.