Feb. 18, 2012
Clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, senior RHP David Fischer (
Fischer wound up taking the loss in two innings of work after allowing five runs on six hits and striking out five.
UConn jumped out to a two-run lead in the first inning, with clutch, two-out hitting carrying over from last night's 8-0 win over
Butler took the mound in the bottom of the first put the first two batters he faced on base with a single by Purdue senior center fielder Tyler Spillner and hit redshirt-senior 2B Eric Charles with a pitch. With two outs, senior right fielder Barrett Serrato doubled to left center to plate Charles and junior catcher Kevin Plawecki.
The Boilermakers grabbed their first lead of the game when Plawecki grounded into a bases loaded double play to score Spillner, an unearned run for
In the top of the fifth,
Senior righty Joe Haase lasted five innings and gave up all four runs on eight hits in a no-decision, while senior lefty Blake Mascarello earned the win out of the bullpen with a four inning, two-hit effort.
Fuller, Pavone and freshman left fielder Eric Yavarone (North Haven, Conn.) all recorded two-hit games for the Huskies. For Purdue, Spillner and Charles each posted two hits and combined for four runs at the top of the Boilermaker order.
The Huskies wrap up their weekend with a 1:00 pm first pitch against