SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – A ninth inning rally fell short for the Huskies on Saturday afternoon, losing 3-2 to Seton Hall at Owen T. Carroll Field.
UConn (11-9) entered the final inning down 3-1 to the Pirates but mounted a two-out rally against Pirates closer Ryan Testani. Jack Lambrecht (Westertly R.I.) singled before Troy Stefanski lined an RBI double down the left field line. After an error and a walk, the Huskies loaded the bases but were unable to push the tying run across.
Lambrecht led the way offensively with a three-hit day against the Pirates. It was the first career multi-hit game for the redshirt freshman.
Wills Montgomerie logged six innings for the Huskies in his sixth start of the year. The junior allowed just four hits and struck out five.
Trailing 1-0 in the second, UConn first baseman Tyler Gnesda (Laguna Nigel, Calif.) tied the game on a home run out to left field. The solo shot was the first long ball of the year for Gnesda and the fourth of his UConn career.
Dan Rajkowski was the only reliever used for the Huskies, pitching two innings and recording four strikeouts.
The Huskies will play their third true rubber game of the season tomorrow at 11 a.m. Freshman Mason Feole takes the hill for the Huskies to wrap up the final non-conference series of the season.