ORLANDO, Fla. – Friday night’s 8-1 defeat to UCF to open up the three-game set against the Knights will be one to forget for the Huskies.
The Knights jumped all over the Huskies in the first four innings with eight runs posted against Tim Cate on 11 hits. The 3.1 innings pitched for the left-hander is a season-low.
The UConn offense struggled against UCF starter Robby Howell, who kept the Huskies hitless until the sixth inning.
The Huskies collected their first hit on a Keith Krueger double down the left field line. Krueger eventually came around to score on an RBI groundout to first base.
Anthony Prato reached base twice via walk but was unable to extend his hit-streak that ends at 16-game stretch.
The Huskies have a quick turnaround with a 1 p.m. first pitch on Saturday, April 21. UConn tries to end its four-game conference-losing streak with right-hander Wills Montgomerie making his 10th start of the year.