The Purdue North Central baseball team dropped a game to the University of Illinois-Chicago (NCAA, Division I) Tuesday evening in Chicago by the score12-1. The Panthers fell to 10-32 overall while the Flames improved to 14-22.
PNC was held to just four hits and were shutout until the top of the ninth when they managed to push one run across home plate. The Flames scored two in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fourth, six in the sixth and two in the eight.
Starter Shane Prance took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits in three innings of work while punching out three.
Tony Hoolehan pitched a one run fourth and fifth while Kyle Ferber came in to relieve the sixth, giving up two runs (zero earned) on three hits and one walk in one inning of work. Carl Chambers threw a scoreless seventh, striking out two. Chuck Meyers completed the game with one inning of two-hit, two-run relief.
Mark Myszkowski led the offensive attack with two of PNC's four hits. Ryan Frost added a hit and one RBI to bring his hit-streak to 23 games. Nate Bryan added a hit (triple) and a run.
PNC plays again Friday when they travel to Palos Heights, IL to take on Trinity Christian College. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.