SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - A 4-0 win for the Huskies on Sunday clinched the rubber game of the series over the Seton Hall Pirates at Owen T. Carroll Field.
UConn (12-9) notched the shutout with 15 strikeouts as a staff, while also stranding 15 Pirate's base runners. Though the staff gave up a season-high 10 walks, the Huskies only allowed four hits.
Mason Feole (3-0) picked up the win for the Huskies, pitching five shutout innings and striking out a career-high eight batters.
The Huskies got on the board in the sixth inning. Back-to-back singles from Chris Winkel and Anthony Prato set the table for junior third baseman Willy Yahn. Yahn grounded a two-run double down the left field line to move the Huskies ahead, 2-0.
Zac Susi tacked on an additional run on an RBI single back up the middle and into center field. It was Susi's team-leading 23rd RBI of the year.
UConn got a big lift in the sixth from redshirt senior Ryan Radue. The right-hander entered the inning with the bases loaded and no one out. Radue coaxed a pop up to third before striking out back-to-back Pirates to end the threat and keep the Huskies out in front, 3-0.
Radue pitched two innings of relief, allowed one hit and struck out a career-high five.
Next up, UConn heads home for their potential home opener on Tuesday, March 28 at 3 p.m. against Boston College.
- The Huskies posted their second shutout of the season on Sunday.
- With his single in the second, Tyler Gnesda extended his team-high hit streak to eight game.
- Troy Stefanski also continued his hitting streak (five games) with a double in the ninth.
- Ryan Radue (5) and Mason Feole (8) both notched new career-highs in strikeouts
- Zac Susi recorded his team-leading eighth multi-hit game of the season.
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