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Baseball Falls, 14-5, to No. 27 Tulane on Saturday

Jack Sundberg had three hits on Saturday against No. 27 Tulane
April 2, 2016

Final Stats

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.

The Huskies scored three times in the seventh courtesy of RBI base knocks from Willy Yahn (Sharon, Conn.) and Bryan Daniello (Norwalk, Conn.).

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