March 13, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - In a rain interrupted affair, the University of Connecticut baseball team scored both of its runs in the ninth inning before falling 3-2 at Tennessee on Saturday. Junior Mike Olt (Branford, Conn.) hit a two-run homer to left in the top-of-the ninth to cut the Huskies' deficit to a single run. The Volunteers escaped after a pitching change led Will Locante to strike out Mike Nemeth (Washington, N.J.) for the final out of the inning.
Sophomore George Springer (New Britain, Conn.) doubled to get on base in the ninth after the Huskies grounded out in their first two at bats. It was Springers' team-leading fourth double of the season that led the outfielder to a 1-for-2 day at the plate.
Olt was 1-for-4 against the Volunteers, striking out once before hitting his second home run of the 2010 campaign.
Entering the top of the ninth, sophomore Nick Ahmed (East Longmeadow, Mass.) had the lone hit for UConn. Ahmed ended the day with a double in the first inning, going 1-for-3.
Play was suspended due to rain with a 2-0 Tennessee in the top of the fifth before action returned to the field more than an hour later.
Junior Elliot Glynn (Long Beach, Calif.) fell to 1-1 on the mound this season, allowing eight hits in just over six innings pitched. Glynn struck out four of 28 batters faced at Tennessee. Freshman Dan Feehan (Hashua, N.J.) closed out the game without allowing a hit in the final five batters.
Three Tennessee players scored in the game that saw a pair of multiple hitters lead the way. P.J. Polk was 2-for-4 with a RBI while Cody Hawn was 2-for-3, driving in a home run in the fourth inning for the 2-0 Volunteer lead.
Matt Duffy and Zach Osborne also scored for the Volunteers, helping the team to an 8-6 record this season.
UConn, now 6-3 on the year, resumes play at the Arby's Classic with a game against Marshall.