Tony Kemp's single in the fifth broke up a scoreless game and gave Ziomek the only run he would need. Kemp pulled a ball through the right side to knock in Rhett Wiseman, who reached on a one-out double, from second base. The Dores blew the game open in the sixth with three runs without a hit before tacking on five in the eighth. Jack Lupo started the final rally by reaching on an error and scoring on Connor Harrell's double. Harrell now has 22 RBI on the year. Vince Conde capped the rally with a two-run homer over the left field wall to give him a home run in each of the three games this week. Wiseman and Kemp paced the VU offense with two hits apiece with Kemp driving in two runs.
UIC starter Tomas Michelson (2-1) was pinned with the loss allowing three runs on five hits and five walks over 5.1 innings. Alex Grunenwald had the Flames only hit of the night.
Right-hander Tyler Beede gets the ball for the Commodores tomorrow with first pitch slated for 2 p.m. at Hawkins Field. The Flames will counter with freshman Jack Andersen. For ticket information call 615.322.GOLD or visit vucommodores.com.
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