April 27, 2009
BOSTON, Mass. - UConn scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to break a tied ballgame and take home the 6-4 win over Northeastern in non-conference action in Boston, Mass. on Monday afternoon.
The Huskies' recorded their final two runs of today's contest as freshman George Springer recorded an infield single with one out in the ninth inning. After the second out of the inning, Matt Burnett singled up the middle allowing Springer to advance to third on the base hit before scoring the eventual game-winning run on a wild pitch. Burnett followed across the plate on a Doug Elliot single, his 22nd hit of the season.
UConn improves to 23-20 on the year with the victory as Northeastern falls to 22-16. Freshman Dave Fischer started for the Huskies on the mound as he allowed three runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings of work. Fellow freshman, Scott Oberg threw 1.1 innings and allowed two hits and one run before Dusty Odenbach took the hill for the Huskies.
Odenbach earned today's win for his first of the season as he pitched to just one batter to finish out the eighth inning for UConn. Senior captain David Erickson closed the game out for the Huskies as he earned his team-leading sixth save of the season with the Huskies' victory.
Northeastern's JT Ross threw 6.2 innings as he allowed eight hits, four runs and five walked batters. Russ Lloyd took the loss as he falls to 1-2 on the year. He allowed four hits and two runs on the afternoon.
Springer finished the game with a 2-for-4 performance, one RBI and three runs scored, while freshman John Andreoli also has two hits. Elliot and Burnett finished the afternoon with two hits each as Elliot added an RBI and run.
UConn will next travel to Smithfield, R.I. to take on Bryant University for the first time in program history. The Tuesday afternoon match-up will begin at 3:30 p.m.