Baseball team completes series sweep on Senior Day
UIC sent its seniors off in style with an 8-5 victory that helped the Flames finish off a three-game sweep of the Youngstown State Penguins Saturday at Granderson Stadium.
Dominic Smith, a junior, had two home runs and seven RBI to lead the charge offensively. Scott Ota, also a third-year standout, popped his fifth home run of the season in the top of the eighth for a bit of insurance.
Following the victory, the Flames (28-16, 15-9 Horizon League) honored its senior class — Bowen Ogata, Ryan Campbell, Wyatt Trautwein and special assistant Brandon Marshall — in an on-field ceremony.
UIC will be the second seed in the Horizon League Championship, hosted by Wright State.
The Flames will play the tournament’s highest remaining seed at 2 p.m. Thursday. All Horizon League Championship games will air on ESPN+.