April 18, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - Sophomore Mike Nemeth went 3-for-5 with five RBI as the University of Connecticut baseball team defeated Georgetown 10-2 in Saturday afternoon's BIG EAST Conference match-up.
UConn moves to 21-15 on the year and 8-6 in conference play after the victory, while Georgetown drops to 10-24 overall and 3-11 in BIG EAST play.
Sophomore starting pitcher, Elliot Glynn pitched a solid seven innings for the Huskies in today's contest as he allowed just two runs, six hits and one walked batter. He also struck out seven en route to his third victory of the season.
The Hoyas scored the first run of the ballgame as Tommy Lee earned his way on base by getting hit by a pitch from Glynn. After moving to second on a groundout, Lee scored on a base hit through the right side of the infield to put the Hoyas up 1-0.
In the bottom of the inning the Huskies answered back with a run of their own as freshman Nick Ahmed recorded his third double of the year with a leadoff hit to start things off for UConn. He was able to score as Dale Brannon singled through the right side of the infield as the Huskies tied the game at one.
With the scored tied at 1-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, UConn broke the tie and scored four runs in the frame to take a 5-1 advantage. Peter Fatse led the charge as he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score Ahmed from third to go ahead 2-1.
After a quick 1-2-3 inning, the Huskies continued when they left off in the fifth as Pierre LePage singled to third to start the inning then scored as Brannon picked up his second hit of the game with a single to right field. With one out and runners on first and second, Georgetown pulled Will Harris from the mound after 5.1 innings of work. Harris allowed 11 hits and six runs on the afternoon before Pablo Vinent took the hill.
George Springer forced a one out walk to load the bases before Nemeth recorded his third hit of the ballgame with a bases clearing double down the right field line to give the Huskies a 9-1 lead.
The Hoyas threatened in the top of the seventh as Glynn found himself allowing his first walk of the game to Dan Capeless but a base hit to left field and the walk was all that Glynn would allow before getting the final out of the inning.
In the eighth, Georgetown recorded back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners before Glynn was taken out of the game. Freshman Scott Oberg took the hill with no outs and forced a fielder's choice, a fly out and a foul out to Elliot behind the plate to end the inning.
Freshman Matt Barnes came into the game in the ninth and forced a ground out then struck out the next two batters to close out the game for the Huskies. Georgetown used four pitchers in today's contest as Will Harris took the loss as his record falls to 2-6 on the year.
Matt Burnett had a pair of hits along with two runs scored for the Huskies. LePage finished the afternoon 3-for-5 with one run scored as both Elliot and Brannon added two hits. Brannon also knocked in two RBI, while freshman John Andreoli chipped in with an RBI single in the eighth inning.
UConn will battle Georgetown in its BIG EAST weekend series' finale on Sunday afternoon at J.O. Christian Field. The start of Sunday's contest is set for 12:00 p.m.