March 4, 2012
UConn improved to 4-6 on the season and with the late-inning heroics avoided its first three-game losing streak since 2009. The Bisons fell to 4-7 on the season with the loss.
The Huskies scored the first run of the ball game on a single to right field by redshirt-senior catcher Joe Pavone (
Lipscomb answered back in a big way, scoring five runs over the next three innings. In the fifth, senior DH M.L. Williams put the Bisons on top with a two-run double down the left field line. Lipscomb added two more runs in the sixth and one, while leaving the bases loaded, in the seventh.
In the eighth, the
The ninth began with back-to-back singles by Yavarone and Ferriter. Mazzilli hit into a fielder’s choice and Fuller was intentionally walked to load the bases for Verdi. Verdi registered his third three-RBI game of the season with the game-winning hit, coming on a 0-1 count.
Senior LHP Gil Rehwinkel took the loss for Lipscomb, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks in 1.1 innings. Redshirt-junior righty Josh Cotham’s day was done after seven innings, nine hits, three runs and three strikeouts.
At the plate, Verdi and Pavone both posted three hits, while Fuller and Ferriter had two apiece. For the Bisons, junior shortstop Aaron Sandoval went 2-4 with one run and one RBI.
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