Baseball preps for Illinois State
The baseball team (4-9-1, 2-1 Horizon League) beat Valparaiso (4-10, 1-2 Horizon League) Friday, 8-2, and Saturday, 3-2, but fell behind early Sunday at home in the series finale, 15-1.
The team heads to Illinois State today for a 3 p.m. match.
Redshirt freshman Gabe Dwyer gave UIC its lone run of the day with his first career homer in the eighth inning.
Senior Tyler Detmer has the nation’s longest reached-base streak with 36 as he recorded a pair of singles against the Crusaders. He improved his season batting average to .333.
Valpo’s surge began with three runs in the opening frame and continued with five scores in the second stanza. The Crusaders went ahead by double digits in the third inning with three runs, which gave Valpo an 11-0 advantage.
The Flames bullpen struggled on the mound as seven UIC pitchers combined to give up 17 hits, 10 walks and four hit batters.
The Flames recorded eight hits on the day, including seven singles and one double from sophomore Ricardo Ramirez – his second two-bagger of the season.