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Huskies drop series-opener to BYU, 7-6

March 17, 2017

Final Stats

PROVO, Utah - The UConn baseball team dropped its third game in a row, 7-6, against BYU at Miller Field on Thursday night.

Anthony Prato (Staten Island, N.Y.) had a career-night for the Huskies, recording four hits in the contest. The freshman notched his fifth multi-hit game of the season and became the second Husky to collect four hits in a ballgame this year.

UConn jumped out in front in the first inning to a 1-0 advantage. Prato led off the ballgame with a triple and scored a couple pitches later on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Willy Yahn.

Trailing 2-1 in the second, the Huskies evened the score on a two-out, RBI single from Zac Susi. Susi's RBI was the 13th of the season for the sophomore and moved him into the team lead.

In the fourth the Huskies scored three runs in the frame to take a 5-2 lead. Conor Moriarty (West Springfield, Mass.) roped a two-run double into the left center field gap. Prato followed with an RBI single back up the middle.

Tim Cate (Manchester, Conn.) made his first start since February 24 at Texas. Cate worked five innings, allowed six hits and allowed three earned runs while striking out one.


 

 

Dan Rajkowski (New Canaan, Conn.) fired a scoreless eighth inning for the Huskies. Rajkowski was able to manage his way out of a bases loaded and nobody out jam.

Notes

  • Anthony Prato recorded his first four-hit game of his career and becomes the second Husky to register a four-hit game this season (Feldstein).
  • Dan Rajkowski tossed a scoreless inning of work. The right-hander has notched six scoreless outings out of his team-leading eight appearances.
  • Prato scored two runs on Thursday. Prato has scored multiple runs in a game five times this season.
  • The Huskies have dropped three in a row for the first time this season

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