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Baseball Defeats Hartford, 12-2

April 5, 2010

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West Hartford, Conn. - Freshman LJ Mazzilli (Greenwich, Conn.) had three hits and three RBI, while junior Robert Van Woert (Johnson City, N.Y.) allowed only two runs over eight innings on the hill as the University of Connecticut baseball team took a 12-2 decision Monday over the University of Hartford at Fiondella Field.

With the win, UConn improves to 17-7 overall, while the Hawks fall to 5-13 with the defeat.

The Huskies scored three in the first and seven in the second to break the contest open. Mazzilli struck the big blow in the first with a two-run single. He drove in another run in UConn's big second inning with a double. Mazzilli's double was one of five run-scoring hits in the inning for the Huskies, capped by a three-run homer by junior Doug Elliot (Rocky Hill, Conn). Sophomores John Andreoli (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Nick Ahmed (East Longmeadow, Mass.), and junior Mike Nemeth (Washington, N.J.) also drove in a run in the inning.

Van Woert got all of the run support he would need in the first, allowing only six hits over eight complete innings and holding the Hawks to two earned runs. Van Woert struck out only one, but did not walk a batter in improving to 2-0 on the season.

Eight of the nine Husky starters notched a hit on the day. Redshirt freshman Billy Ferriter (Nashua, N.H.) and Andreoli each had two hits on the afternoon, while sophomore Kevin Vance (Solana Beach, Calif.) had a hit and two RBI in the contest.

The Huskies return to action on Tuesday, April 6 with a 3:00 p.m. home contest against the Minutemen of the University of Massachusetts at J.O. Christian Field in Storrs.