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UConn Loses 9-5 to Santa Clara

March 15, 2017

Final Stats

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Huskies dropped a 9-5 decision on Tuesday night at Stephen Schott Field against Santa Clara.

Zac Susi (Southington, Conn.) and Tyler Gnesda (Laguna Nigel, Calif.) led the way offensively, recording three-hit nights for the Huskies. The duo combined for six of the 10 UConn hits on the night.

John Toppa and Chris Winkel (Orange, Conn.) both drove in a pair of runs for the Huskies. Toppa tied the game in the fourth with a two-out, two-run single into center field.

Down 6-4 in the sixth, Winkel drilled an RBI triple to center field to get the Huskies within a run.

UConn compiled double-digit hits for the sixth time this season.

UConn attempts to bounce back on Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. ET against BYU in Provo, Utah. The game can be heard on 91.7 FM WHUS or streamed online at


  • Zac Susi recorded his team-leading sixth multi-hit game and first three-hit contest of the season.
  • Tyler Gnesda earned his fifth multi-hit game of the season and notched his first three-hit game of the season.
  • John Toppa collected his first multi-RBI game of the season, driving in two runs in the fourth.
  • The Huskies compiled double-digit hits for the sixth time this season.