Feb. 17, 2012
After posting a 6-1 record in his rookie season, Ward allowed four hits and struck out five batters to earn his first win of the season.
The Huskies raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first two innings of play. Junior second baseman LJ Mazzilli (
The Hoosiers threatened to score in the bottom of the fourth, when freshman right fielder Tim O'Conner stepped to the plate with the bases loaded. With two outs, O'Conner ripped a ball down the left side that was snared by Martin to retire the side.
In the sixth inning, IU came close to scoring again as it has first and third with one out. Ward got the second out of the inning on a fly ball to right, which was caught by Aceto, who fired home to nail freshman third baseman Sam Travis at the plate for the final out of the inning.
Junior RHP Ryan
The Huskies added four insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning. Martin, who went 2-5, picked up his second RBI of the day with an infield single to score Yavarone. Fuller added his second RBI of the game with a single to right to plate Mazzilli and finish the day 2-3 at the dish.
UConn now holds a 3-1 series lead against IU that dates back to 1998 and has evened its all-time record at the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge at 5-5.
The Huskies have a quick turn around as they take the field at the Walter Fuller Complex, also in