JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The UConn baseball team dropped its first series of the season with a 4-2 loss in the rubber game of a three-game series at UNF on Sunday afternoon.
The Huskies (5-4) held a 2-1 lead going to the bottom of the sixth inning but three walks, two errors, a mental error on a comebacker to the mound plus an RBI single led to three runs for the Opsreys. Trevor Holmes kept the game within reach by striking out back-to-back UNF hitters with the bases loaded to keep the Huskies within two, 4-2.
Holmes was one of the bright spots for the Huskies, working 2.1 scoreless innings. The senior retired seven of the eight batters that he faced out of the pen.
Even so, UConn had the tying run at second base with one out in the ninth. Stefanski singled followed by a walk to Chris Winkel. After a Conor Moriarty sac bunt, a fly out to left and ground out ended the comeback attempt for the Huskies.
The Husky pitchers had a tough time throwing strikes on Sunday, logging a season-high eight walks in the contest. UNF was able to score four runs on just four hits.
UConn waits to see if the weather will cooperate for a potential home opener at J.O. Christian Field on Wednesday, March 7 vs Yale at 3 p.m. Stay updated on schedule changes on uconnhuskies.com or on twitter @UConnBSB.
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