Both George Springer (above) and Mike Olt homered the Huskies' victory.
May 1, 2010
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Mike Olt went 4-for-5 with four RBI as the No. 20 UConn baseball team defeated Pittsburgh 11-7 in game one of the Saturday BIG EAST double-header.
UConn scored at least one run in the first five innings and opened today's contest with a two RBI single to left field. The Huskies added another run in each of the next three innings before recording a three-run fifth, led by Olt's home run.
George Springer added a home run of his own in the third inning to extend UConn's lead 4-1 after three frames.
In the fifth, Nemeth led off the inning with a double to left field before Olt's blast over the left field wall. Kevin Vance doubled in the inning as well before scoring on Billy Ferriter's second double of the game. The Huskies hit three doubles and one homer in the frame.
UConn added two more runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to extend its lead despite Pittsburgh scoring four runs in the sixth and two in the seventh.
The Huskies recorded 18 hits in today's contest, while Pittsburgh registered 16.
Elliot Glynn earned his fifth win of the season to improve to 5-2 as he threw six innings, allowing 11 hits, five runs and two earned. Pittsburgh's Baker dropped his second game of the year to move to 9-2 on the year. He threw five innings, allowing 12 hits and eight earned runs.
Dan Feehan earned his second save of the season in his freshman year campaign.