FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Huskies defeated Fairfield University, 6-1 on Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Diamond.
The Huskies notched their 12th-straight win over the Stags and moved to 12-1 against Fairfield in the Jim Penders' Era.
Ronnie Rossomando earned the win with five solid innings of work, giving up three hits, one run and struck out five. In two starts this season, the right-hander has logged eight innings, allowed just three hits and one run and struck out nine.
Anthony Prato got the Huskies on the board in the third with an RBI double to right field, Conor Moriarty scored from second to make it 1-0.
After Fairfield scored a run in the third, the Huskies reclaimed the lead in the fifth on an RBI double for Moriarty. The freshman added a two-run single in the eighth to open the lead up for the Huskies to 6-1. The three-hit day was the fourth multi-hit game of the year for the UConn second baseman.
In the seventh with the bases loaded and one out, Nepiarsky came into the game and got a fielder's choice grounder and fly out to left to strand all three base runners and keep it a 3-1 UConn lead.
UConn heads to Greenville, N.C. to kick off conference play against East Carolina on Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. ET.
- Ronnie Rossomando has pitched twice against Fairfield in his career. In his two career starts vs. the Stags he has pitched 12.0 innings, allowed two runs, struck out eight and recorded two wins.
- Conor Moriarty registered his fourth multi-hit and multi-RBI game of the season.
- Sam Nepiarsky has thrown 5.2 shutouts innings over the span of his last three appearances.
- With his base hit in the fourth, Tyler Gnesda extended his hit streak to a team-high nine games