March 30, 2012
Game two is tentatively scheduled to resume at 1:00 pm Saturday afternoon and immediately followed by game three of the weekend series.
“We’ve got to loosen up a little bit with runners in scoring position,” head coach Jim Penders commented on the Huskies game one performance. “We struggled like crazy to score some runs. I felt like that game was going to have to end on something that was given to us and that’s not a good feeling to have.”
Redshirt-junior center fielder Billy Ferriter (
In game one, senior right-hander David Fischer (
“Fischer was excellent, Oberg was great,” Penders said of his game one pitchers. “[Fischer] had really good fastball location, down in the zone, good movement and he was up to 95 miles per hour. I thought his poise was great. When we made mistakes behind him, he made a couple big punch outs that showed me an awful lot.”
The game was a pitcher’s duel from the start. Seton Hall junior righty Jon Prosinski was nearly perfect through three innings, until a fly ball off the bat of UConn junior right fielder Ryan Moore (
Fischer had retired nine in a row before the Pirates offense scratched across their first run of the game. With one out in the top of the sixth and the bases loaded, freshman third baseman Kyle Grimm grounded out to shortstop scoring junior shortstop Giuseppe Papaccio from third to tie the game at 1-1.
The Huskies left seven runners stranded between the eighth and 10th inning, including leaving the go-ahead or game-winning run in scoring position on all three occasions.
In the bottom of the 11th, freshman third baseman Jon Testani (
Sophomore lefty Brian Ward (