NEW ORLEANS - The Huskies bats were stifled Friday night in a 3-1 loss to Tulane at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
UConn was limited to one run on just four hits spoiling a quality start from junior Wills Montgomerie. Montgomerie pitched six innings gave up five hits, three runs and struck out 11. It is the fourth time this season that he has recorded double-digit strikeouts in a start.
Tulane took the lead for good in the sixth, with the bases loaded and one out Montgomerie balked to bring in the go-ahead run. A couple pitches later Sal Gozzo produced an RBI groundout to first to push the lead to 3-1.
Montgomerie registered his sixth quality start of the season (pitching at least six innings and giving up three runs or less).
The Huskies threatened in the seventh with Isaac Feldstein drilling a leadoff double off the left field fence. The Huskies though, could not advance Feldstein from second, striking out twice and grounding out to end the inning.
The Huskies drop their first series since April 16-18 at BYU, ending a streak of three-consecutive series wins. UConn attempts to salvage the series on Saturday, April 15 at 12 p.m. ET.
Anthony Prato's single in the eighth extended his hit-streak to 13 games.
The Huskies four hits tied a season-low for Connecticut.
Wills Montgomerie recorded his fourth double-digit strikeout game and sixth quality start of 2017.
The Huskies are now 11-7 when scoring first.