March 21, 2012
"We haven't [lost four in a row] in a long while, it's been a few years, so it is good to get back on the beam," stated head coach Jim Penders following the win. "It was a nice crowd. I appreciate the people coming out. They were loyal and came out today. That was good to see and the kids responded, playing one of our better games."
Junior second baseman LJ Mazzilli (
In the fifth inning, junior right fielder Ryan Moore (
With a runner on second and one out, freshman left fielder Eric Yavarone (
Pavone doubled down the left field line on a unexpected bounce past the Yale third baseman to lead off the eighth. Yavarone knocked in Pavone for the second time and later scored on a groundball out to short by Testani.
The Huskies outhit the Bulldogs 11-3 for the game. Pavone and Yavarone each recorded their fifth multi-hit game of the season.
"I think [
Overall, the Bulldogs use five different pitchers on the afternoon. Junior righties Dan Feehan (
UConn has recorded an 8-0 shutout in both the home and season openers, previously defeating
The Huskies return to the road as they embark on the BIG EAST portion of the schedule with a three-game series at