The Youngstown State baseball team will complete its regular season with a three-game series at UIC that starts Thursday. The Penguins and Flames will play one game at 7:05 p.m. Eastern on Thursday and a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 1:05 p.m. Eastern.
The Penguins have already clinched a spot in next week's Horizon League Baseball Championship, but their seed is still up in the air. YSU is currently sixth but could surpass Butler by sweeping UIC and having Butler lose its three games at Wright State. If nothing else, the Penguins would enter the tournament with some momentum with a few wins against the Flames.
YSU lost a pair of 5-1 games to UIC in a doubleheader at Eastwood Field on May 1. The Flames scored the final five runs to win the opener in seven innings. They scored the first five runs in game two. UIC had just 12 hits in the doubleheader, but the Penguins were limited to nine hits combined in the 16 innings.
UIC is currently second in the Horizon League standings, trailing leader Wright State by one game. The Flames could drop down as far as fourth, however. They lead Valparaiso by a half game and Milwaukee by two in the loss column.