April 27, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Connecticut suffered a 5-0 shutout in BIG EAST play at Louisville on Friday evening. The Huskies, who have scored just one run in the last three games, dropped their third straight and are now 23-19 overall and 11-5 in the league, while the No. 23 Cardinals improved to 30-12 and 11-5.
Louisville scored one run in the second, two in the third, and chased UConn senior righty starter David Fischer (Scotia, N.Y.) in the seventh. Fischer (3-5) pitched six plus inning, scattering four runs on eight hits and three walks. Junior righty Justin Amlung (7-3) lasted seven innings of shutout ball, surrendering just four hits and striking out six.
The Cardinals outhit the Huskies 9-5 for the game. Sophomore center fielder Cole Sturgeon went 2-5 with a run in the lead-off spot and sophomore left fielder Jeff Gardner finished 2-4 with a RBI. For Connecticut, senior first baseman Ryan Fuller (Old Lyme, Conn.), in his second straight start at third, reached base three times with a single, walk and hit by pitch.
The series continues with a 1:00 pm contest tomorrow at Jim Patterson Stadium.