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Baseball Tops BC, 9-4, on Tuesday

Sam Nepiarsky earned the win on Tuesday at Boston College
March 29, 2016

Final Stats

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Redshirt-sophomore RHP Sam Nepiarsky (Orange, Conn.) tossed 5.0 scoreless innings in his first career collegiate start to lead the UConn baseball team over Boston College, 9-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Shea Field. With the victory, Connecticut improves to 12-11, while the Eagles fall to 13-9 overall.

Connecticut picks up its first win at Shea Field since the 2010 campaign and moves to 65-53 all-time against the Eagles in a series dating back to 1909.

Nepiarsky (1-0) picked up the win, tossing 5.0 scoreless innings with a career-best six strikeouts. Redshirt-freshman CJ Dandeneau (North Smithfield, R.I.) shined out of the bullpen, notching four strikeouts in 2.0 innings of scoreless relief.

At the dish, sophomore infielder Willy Yahn (Sharon, Conn.) finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs, while senior co-captain Bobby Melley (Barnstable, Mass.) notched a pair of RBIs and score a run in the win.

After putting two on in the second inning, the Huskies jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third.  Aaron Hill (Groton, Conn.) opened the frame with a single and moved up to second when Jack Sundberg (Mansfield, Conn.) reached on an error. After a Daniello groundout moved the runners up, Melley picked up his 25th RBI of the season with a sharp groundout to shortstop.



Connecticut added to its advantage in the top of the fifth, scoring three times. After a pair of walks and a hit-by-pitch, Yahn sent a looping liner into the right center gap to score two runs and push the lead to 3-0. Next up, Joe DeRoche-Duffin (Santa Ana, Calif.) lifted a sac fly to left.

Boston College cut into the Husky lead into the eighth when Stephen Sauter laced a two-out, three-run double into the left centerfield gap to bring the score to 4-3.

UConn responded to Boston College’s three-run eighth with a five-run top of the ninth, highlighted by RBIs from Melley, DeRoche-Duffin and freshman C Zac Susi (Southington, Conn.)

Connecticut moves to 1-0 against ACC competition this season and is 2-1 against the conference since the start of the 2015 season.

Next up, the Huskies begin American Athletic Conference play when they host Tulane for a three-game series at J.O. Christian field on April 1-3. Check back to for a complete weekend preview.