SMITHFIELD, R.I. - An eight-run sixth inning did in the No.25 UConn baseball team on Tuesday afternoon at Conaty Park against Bryant, losing 9-3.
The Huskies (19-11, 6-0) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning courtesy freshmen Chris Winkel and Conor Moriarty. With two outs in the inning, Winkel grounded an RBI single through the right side to get the Huskies on the board. Moriarty followed with a two-run double to left center to extend the lead to 3-0.
Starter Ronnie Rossomando fired five solid frames, giving up just one run and left the game with a 3-1 lead.
The bullpen was unable to hold onto the lead in the fifth. Seven hits, three walks and an error resulted in a season-high eight runs given up in the inning.
Trevor Holmes was one of the few positives for the Huskies, pitching a season-high 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Junior Joe Rivera made his 2017 debut on the mound, logging a scoreless eighth inning.
Winkel was the only Husky to record a multi-hit game, notching his third of the season.
The Huskies look to regroup with a three-game conference series at Tulane in New Orleans beginning on Thursday, April 13. At 7:30 p.m. ET.