DeLand, Fla. - With a 20-strikeout performance from the UConn pitching staff, the Huskies tied a school record for strikeouts en route to a 9-3 victory against Stetson at Melching Field at Conrad Park.
The 20 strikeouts are the most in the Jim Pender's Era with the last occurrence coming during a Charles Nagy start in 1988.
Wills Montgomerie picked up his third victory of the season behind another career-best outing. The right-hander backed up his 13-strikeout performance a week ago against Texas with 14 strikeouts tonight against the Hatters. The 14-strikeouts is a new career-high for Montgomerie.
John Russell earned his third save of the season, pitching 1.2 innings, allowing one hit and striking out five.
In the ninth the Huskies posted their largest run total in an inning this season, scoring four times. Freshman Kenny Bergmann contributed his first career hit and RBI with a pinch-hit RBI single into left field.
Chris Winkel and Krueger delivered RBI hits to provide the Huskies with much needed insurance runs.
UConn attempts to secure a winning weekend tomorrow when the Huskies take on Saint Joseph's at 11 a.m.
- The UConn pitching staff tied a school record with 20 strikeouts in Saturday's win. Charles Nagy and the Huskies recorded 20 strikeouts in a game in the 1988 season. The 20 strikeouts is the most during the Jim Pender's Era.
- Wills Montgomerie recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts
- Keith Krueger notched his first multi-hit game of the season
- Kenny Bergmann registered his first career hit and first career RBI