STORRS, Conn. - The UConn baseball team dropped its home opener 6-4 on Wednesday afternoon at J.O. Christian Field against Hartford.
The Huskies lost their fourth-straight game to the Hawks despite outhitting Hartford 10-9.
UConn jumped on the board in the first on an RBI single off the bat of Tyler Gnesda. Sophomore Ronnie Rossomando made the start for the Huskies and pitched 2.2 innings, allowed one run and struck out a pair.
CJ Dandeneau threw the ball well for the Huskies, compiling a career-high 2.1 scoreless frames for UConn. The right-hander only gave up one hit while facing nine batters.
The Huskies reclaimed the lead in the fifth after Zac Susi provided an RBI groundout to first base. Later in the fifth, Conor Moriarty added to the lead by drawing a bases loaded walk to make it 3-1 Huskies.
The Hawks responded with five runs in the sixth to take their first lead of the day.
Willy Yahn responded in the seventh with his first home run of the year. A solo shot out to left field that made it a 6-4 deficit. Yahn collected two hits to notch his eighth multi-hit game of the season.
Doug Domnarski was solid for the Huskies, throwing three innings out of the pen. Domnarksi allowed one unearned run and struck out two.
The Huskies try to regroup Friday, April 7 at 3 p.m. against Memphis at J.O. Christian Field. The Tigers come to town for a three-game set to resume conference play.
CJ Dandeneau recorded a career-best 2.1 innings pitched on Wednesday.
Willy Yahn belted his seventh home run of his career and first of 2017. Yahn is in the midst of a six-game hit streak
Zac Susi logged a two-hit performance and registered his ninth multi-hit game of the year, tied for tops on the team.
John Toppa had two hits on Wednesday to grab his second multi-hit game of the season