April 3, 2013
WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of Connecticut baseball team suffered a 15-5 loss to Yale University at Yale Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Huskies fell to 16-11 overall, while the Bulldogs lifted their record to 5-15.
UConn, which has lost four of its last six games, fell behind early as freshman RHP Willie Nastasi (Centerville, Mass.) was knocked around for six runs, five earned, on seven hits and a walk in one-plus inning of work.
David Hickey (1-2) tossed two innings on a staff day for the Yale pitchers to earn the win. He gave up just one hit and struck out three.
Elis shortstop Tom O’Neill had a pair of big hits early in the game; both two-out, two-run singles in the first and second inning.
Four of Connecticut’s five runs came on a sixth inning grand slam by freshman shortstop Bryan Daniello (Norwalk, Conn.).
Freshman first baseman Bobby Melley (Barnstable, Mass.) drove in the Huskies’ only other run in the fourth inning as he went 3-for-4 for his 10th multi-hit game of the season. He also extended his reached base streak to 23 games.
Yale outhit Connecticut, 18-8, for the game; 15 of which were singles.
The Huskies return home to host St. John’s for a BIG EAST series beginning at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 5.