ORLANDO, Fla. - The Huskies fell behind early and could not mount a comeback in the rubber game of the series against UCF on Sunday afternoon at the UCF Baseball Complex, losing 8-2.
The Knights scored four runs quickly in the bottom of the first against UConn starter Mason Feole. The freshman lasted three innings gave up five runs and dropped his first decision of his career.
The Huskies nearly added more in the fifth with runners at the corners and two outs. Zac Susi hit a low line drive to left field that Kyle Marsh made a great diving catch on to keep it a 6-2 UCF lead.
The Huskies recorded nine hits but were only able to manage two runs, stranding eight runners on base. John Toppa logged the only multi-hit effort for the Huskies on Monday.
The Huskies head home for a season-high five-game home stand at J.O. Christian Field. UConn faces Holy Cross on Tuesday, April 25 at 3 p.m.
The Huskies move to 1-3 in rubber games this season.
It is the first time this season that Tim Cate, Wills Montgomerie and Mason Feole each gave up at least five runs in the same weekend.
The Huskies drop their first series to the Knights in program history. The Huskies won the first three series against UCF prior to this weekend.