April 12, 2011
WEST HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale Bulldogs tallied five runs in the seventh and five in the eighth to come back from a 7-0 deficit to take a 10-7 victory over the UConn baseball team in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon. The game was called in the bottom of the eighth due to unplayable field conditions.
UConn (17-12-1) scored runs in the first five innings to take a 7-0 lead before giving up 10 runs in two innings late in the game. Yale (16-12) had the bases loaded with no outs in the eighth before the game was called.
The Huskies' first run of the game came in the top of the first as LJ Mazzilli led off the frame with a triple before scoring on a Nick Ahmed sacrifice fly. In the second, Doug Elliot recorded his 11th RBI of the season as Fuller scored to give UConn a 2-0 lead.
UConn tallied its third run in the third inning as Mike Nemeth hit a sacrifice fly to record his 22nd RBI of the year. The Huskies scored three runs in the fourth led by Martin, who hit a three-run home run, the first of his career.
Brian Ward went three innings in his second start of the year. He struck out two and allowed one walk in a solid three frames of work. David Fischer came out of the bullpen for the Huskies in the fourth and threw two innings, while allowing two hits.
Stephen Catalina took the hill for the Huskies in the seventh and gave up three hits and five earned runs, while facing six batters. Dan Feehan, who took the loss, also threw for the Huskies as he allowed three hits, three runs and two walks. Kevin Vance faced four batters, giving up one run and leaving the bases loaded when the contest was called by the umpires.
Yale's Kevin Fortunato earned the win to improve to 2-1 on the year. He threw the eighth for the Bulldogs and was one of five hurlers for Yale on the afternoon.
UConn is scheduled to host Brown in non-conference action on Wednesday, April 13 at J.O. Christian Field in Storrs. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.