March 11, 2011
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The UConn baseball team dropped a 3-2 decision to San Diego on Friday afternoon in San Diego, Calif.
UConn (6-6) took a 2-0 lead after two innings before San Diego (4-8) scored one in the third and two in the fourth en route to its fourth win of the year.
The Huskies didn't waste any time as they put a run on the board in the top of the first inning led by an RBI single by sophomore LJ Mazzilli. With two outs, Mike Nemeth doubled into left field then was joined on the bases by junior George Springer who was intentionally walked. Mazzilli then recorded his 13th hit of the season to score Nemeth from second.
UConn added its second run of the contest in the second inning as Doug Elliot scored on an RBI single by John Andreoli. Elliot led of the frame with a single up the middle before advancing to second thanks to a sacrifice bunt by freshman Tom Verdi.
San Diego put its first run on the board in the third inning then scored two runs in the fourth. The Toreros' go-ahead run was tallied in the fourth as two doubles off senior Elliot Glynn gave San Diego its first lead of the contest.
Glynn (0-2) went six innings, allowing five hits, three runs and four walks in his third loss of the season. David Fischer took the hill in his fifth appearance of the season and went two innings, while he allowed two hits. He struck out one batter but the Huskies' couldn't answer as San Diego took its first win over the Huskies this week.
San Diego's Paul Paez faced 10 batters and allowed three hits in 2.2 innings of work as he earned the win. Chris Jensen picked up his second save of the year as he finished out the game for the Toreros.
The Huskies will face San Diego on Saturday in their final match-up of the week. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. (EST). The entire contest can be listened to live on WHUS.org.