GREENVILLE, N.C. - UConn (16-9, 3-0) pulled off the three-game sweep of No. 16/25 East Carolina with a 5-1 victory on Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Mason Feole (4-0) shined on the mound with a career-high seven innings, allowing five hits, one unearned run and recorded six punch-outs.
Anthony Prato lined an RBI single to center field to give the Huskies the lead in the third, 1-0. UConn capitalized later in the inning on a dropped pop up by the first baseman that allowed a second run to come across.
The Huskies tacked on to the lead in the fifth, Conor Moriarty hit a line drive to right field that was misplayed allowing two runs to come across and push the Huskies in front, 4-0.
Willy Yahn added to the lead with an RBI single in the sixth inning to make it 5-0 Huskies. Yahn registered his seventh multi-hit game in his 15th start of the year.
Redshirt senior Ryan Radue (Appleton, Wisc.) came out of the bullpen and earned his first career save, pitching 1.1 innings of scoreless baseball to close out a 5-1 win.
UConn scores its first sweep of the season and is the first time the Huskies have started 3-0 in conference since 2012, when the Huskies swept West Virginia.
The sweep is the first for the Huskies against a top 25 opponent since UConn swept No. 7 Notre Dame, March 23-24. 2002 at J.O. Christian Field.
UConn returns to action for its home opener on Tuesday, April 4 against Northeastern at 3 p.m.
UConn grabs its first top 25 sweep since sweeping No. 7 Notre Dame in a three-game series March 23-24, 2002.
The Huskies start conference play with a 3-0 record for the first time since sweeping West Virginia, March 23-25, 2012.
Ryan Radue notched his first career save with 1.1 scoreless innings out of the pen.
Mason Feole logged a career-high seven innings and pushed his record to 4-0 in his freshman campaign.