April 22, 2011
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - George Springer homered and recorded three RBI as the UConn baseball team topped Georgetown 14-2 in game one of the BIG EAST double-header on Friday afternoon.
Springer extended his hitting streak to 17-games as he hit his 40th career home run over the wall in left center. The junior's homer sparked a five-run fifth inning that gave UConn an 8-1 advantage after five frames.
In the third, Ferriter reached base on a bunt single then advanced to third on a LJ Mazzilli double to left center. A Mike Nemeth single up the middle scored both runners to give UConn an early 2-0 lead.
Georgetown cut the lead to one in the top of the fourth with an RBI groundout by Dan Capeless.
John Andreoli led off the bottom of the fourth with a double down the left field line then moved to third on a Doug Elliot groundout. A Tim Martin groundout to second scored Andreoli to give UConn a 3-1 lead.
The Huskies took an 8-1 lead in the fifth with their five-run frame before tallying six more runs in the seventh. Seven UConn hits, including a two-RBI double by Mazzilli and an RBI double by Springer, lead the Huskies in the frame.
Mazzilli finished the contest 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI, while Nemeth added three hits and three RBI, respectively.
Greg Nappo improved to 5-2 on the year with the win in his ninth start of the season. Nappo went seven innings as he allowed two runs and three hits, while striking out three. Ryan Moore was the first Husky out of the bullpen as he allowed three hits in one inning of work.
Freshman Anthony Marzi
made his second appearance of the season, pitching the ninth for the Huskies, while he allowed one hit and struck out one batter.
Georgetown's Charles Steinman took the loss to fall to 1-4 on the year. He went 4.2 innings, allowing eight hits, eight runs and one walk.
UConn finishes the series against Georgetown in a 6:00 p.m. contest at New Britain Stadium on Friday night. UConn returns to action on Monday, April 25 as the Huskies will host Quinnipiac at J.O. Christian Field beginning at 3:00 p.m.