PROVO, Utah – Down by four runs in the ninth, the Huskies fought back to tie the game but eventually lost via a walk-off sac fly to drop the rubber game of the series to BYU, 10-9.
A day after scoring two runs in the ninth to win on Friday, the Huskies (9-8) trailed 9-5 heading into the ninth inning. UConn was able to score four runs on just two UConn hits.
Willy Yahn (Sharon, Conn.) shot a two-run single through the right side to make it a one-run ballgame. A couple pitches later, Anthony Prato scored on a wild pitch to even up the score.
Yahn finished the day with three RBIs for the Huskies and recorded his second-straight multi-hit game. The three RBIs is the first multi-hit game for the junior this year.
The Huskies trailed 6-0 after five innings and began a comeback in the sixth. Zac Susi (Southington, Conn.) smoked an RBI triple off the right field fence to make it a 6-2 game. It was the second double and team-leading 19th RBI for the sophomore.
The Huskies inched closer in the eighth on an RBI single from Tyler Gnesda (Laguna Nigel, Calif.) back up the middle. The base hit brought the Huskies to within a run, 6-5.
Isaac Feldstein (Palo Alto, Calif.) had a productive day for the Huskies, snagging two hits and driving in a pair for the Huskies.
The Huskies middle relief was solid on Saturday. Sam Nepiarsky, Jacob Wallace and Ronnie Rossomando combined to through four scoreless innings for the Huskies.
The Huskies end their Spring Break trip 3-4 and return to action on Tuesday against Yale. The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Yale Field.
The Huskies did damage in the ninth inning this week. Scoring nine runs in the frame during the seven-game Spring Break trip. The scoring helped the Huskies win two games (March 10, March 17).
The four runs in the ninth inning are the most runs scored by the Huskies in the ninth since at Boston College last season on March 29, 2016. (Five Runs)
Anthony Prato extended his reach base streak to a team-high eight games on Saturday
Willy Yahn recorded his first multi-RBI game of the season, driving in three runs