April 1, 2012
UConn lifted its record to 14-12 on the season and 5-1 in the BIG EAST. The Huskies had their seven game win streak snapped with the game two loss, while SHU’s record now stands at 13-14 and 2-4.
“It all starts with the guy on the bump, we say that all the time. Anthony [Marzi] was sensational,” head coach Jim Penders said after the win. “He did a great job. We needed him to go deep into the game and he did just that.”
Seton Hall scored in the top of the first without recording a hit. Senior center fielder Will Walsh led-off the game with a walk and was replaced at first base by junior second baseman Mike Genovese on a failed sacrifice bunt attempt. With two outs, senior right fielder Dale Anderson lifted a fly ball to right center field. UConn right fielder
In the bottom half of the first, redshirt-junior center fielder Billy Ferriter (Nashua, N.H.) continued to stay sharp at the plate with a lead-off double down the right field line. Ferriter moved up to third on a fly ball to left and scored on a passed ball to tie the game. For the series, Ferriter batted .750 (9-12) with four runs, three RBI and three doubles.
“[Ferriter] is seeing the ball really well,” Penders said of the team’s lead-off hitter. “He’s got confidence and with confidence comes a really good approach at the plate.”
Freshman left fielder Eric Yavarone (
After a conference on the mound, freshman third baseman Jon Testani (
Connecticut added two more runs in the eighth as redshirt-senior catcher Joe Pavone (Rochester, N.Y.) went deep for a two-run homer to left, his second of the season.
Sophomore righty Brian Gilbert (1-3) took the loss for Seton Hall, allowing five runs on nine hits in six innings, while striking out three.
During the conclusion of game two, junior second baseman LJ Mazzilli (
The Huskies are back in action tomorrow afternoon with a road game at