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Heesch comes through in series finale, UIC beats No. 23 W. Kentucky 7-5

After suffering a pair off losses at the hands of 23 ranked Western Kentucky (8-2) Friday and Saturday 14-4 and 11-5, UIC (2-8) starting pitcher Michael Heesch turned things around for the Flames Sunday to salvage the series for the pitching staff. Heesch pitched a complete game and allowed nine hits in the 7-5 win.

The Flames were the first to score in each game of the series and added five runs in the second inning of this game followed by a solo home run off the bat of Ryan Meehan to lead off the third. The Hilltoppers didn't answer until the sixth, and their rally wasn't enough.

UIC tallied 14 hits, five more than WKU, including a 4-4 two RBI performance from John Rosinski to snap their five game road skid.

Western Kentucky brought a total of six pitchers to the mound, and managed to extinguish the Flames from the fourth inning onward, allowing no further runs.

Coming into this game the UIC pitching staff was averaging a noteworthy 11.3 earned runs per game, but Michael Heesch led them all with his 2.84 ERA.

The Flames continue their road tour of the south this weekend when they take on Baylor for another three game series.




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