March 27, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UConn baseball team gave up four runs in the seventh inning to No. 7 Louisville as the Cardinals slipped past the Huskies 4-2 in the first game of the Saturday BIG EAST doubleheader at Jim Patterson Field.
UConn (12-7) led 2-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning when the Cardinals (20-2) scored three runs on three hits and one UConn error. Louisville's Andrew Clark hit a bases clearing double to left field to put the Cardinals a head 4-2 before the Huskies got out of the inning.
Greg Nappo went 6.1 innings, allowing four hits, four walks and three runs before Scott Oberg to the mound with one out in the seventh. With Oberg on the mound, Clark recorded his three-RBI double before the sophomore was able to get UConn out of the frame. The Huskies' offense could not rally in the final innings as they fell short in their second league game of the season.
UConn struck first in today's ballgame as they put one on the board in the second inning as Mike Nemeth led off by being hit by a pitch. He later scored on a RBI double by Doug Elliot, marking his fourth RBI of the season. Tim Martin picked up the Huskies' second RBI on the game as he scored Nemeth on an infield groundout.
Louisville's Dean Kiekhefer made the start for the Cardinals and allowed eight hi ts and two runs in five innings of work. Derek Self earned the win for the Cardinals as he went 2.2 innings, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out two. Neil Holland picked up his second straight save against the Huskies and his sixth on the year.
The Huskies will take on Louisville in the second game of the Saturday afternoon doubleheader beginning around 4:35 p.m. The originally scheduled Sunday game was moved to Saturday due to the expected storm coming into the area Sunday morning.
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