PORT ST. LUCIE - The UConn baseball team (3-1) banged out 13 hits and eight runs on Sunday but the offense was not enough as the Huskies dropped the final game of the series to UMass Lowell, 11-8.
UConn finished the weekend 3-1 and clinched its first winning opening weekend since the 2010 season. Isaac Feldstein (Palo Alto, Calif.) led the way with seven hits on the weekend; the outfielder recorded the Huskies first four-hit performance on Sunday.
The trio of Aaron Hill (3-6), Anthony Prato (3-4) and Isaac Feldstein (4-5) combined for 10 hits, including five extra-base hits in the loss. Hill contributed two doubles and scored a pair of runs in the contest.
Prato opened the scoring for the Huskies in the first, depositing his first collegiate home run over the left field fence to cut the deficit to 4-1. Prato finished the game with three runs scored, moving his season total to a team-leading eight.
The Huskies chipped away at a 6-1 deficit with a pair of runs in the third and fifth inning to bring the Huskies within a run, 6-5. Chris Winkel (Orange, Conn) highlighted the fifth with a moonshot out to centerfield notching his first career home run.
That is as close as UConn would get as Lowell logged its first win of the season.
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