STORRS, Conn. – On a rainy afternoon in Storrs, the UConn baseball team fell, 14-5, to No. 27 Tulane on Saturday, April 2 at J.O. Christian Field. With the setback, UConn drops to 13-12 overall and 1-1 in American Athletic Conference play, while the Green Wave jump to 19-8 and 1-1 in league play.
Originally scheduled as a doubleheader, the contest did not start until 2:30 p.m. due to rain in the Storrs area. The two teams will round out the series on Sunday, April 3 at 12 p.m. Fans can keep up with weather updates by following @UConnBaseball on Twitter.
At the plate, senior OF Jack Sundberg (Mansfield, Conn.) collected his fourth three-hit game of the 2016 season, finishing 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, while sophomore infielder Willy Yahn (Sharon, Conn.) picked up an RBI and scored a run in the setback.
Freshman lefty Tim Cate (0-1) took the loss in his fourth start, allowing five runs in 4.1 innings with seven strikeouts. Emerson Gibbs notched his second win of the year with a 6.0, two-run performance for the Green Wave.
The Green Wave jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth when freshman Grant Witherspoon lifted a two-run homer of the right field fence. The Green Wave tacked one five runs in the fifth, notching four hits, to extend their advantage to 7-0.
Connecticut cut into the Tulane lead in the fifth, scoring two runs on () hits, aided by a two-run Green Wave error. Tulane answered with a four-run top of the sixth, stringing together three hits and taking advantage of four Husky miscues.
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