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Baseball Falls to Pittsburgh 13-4

May 1, 2010

Box Score

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The No. 20 UConn baseball team dropped a 13-4 decision to Pittsburgh in game two of the Saturday BIG EAST double-header in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Panthers (31-11, 13-4 BIG EAST) scored six runs in the fourth to lead Pittsburgh to the BIG EAST Conference victory. With the loss, UConn drops just its second game in 25 contests and moves to 35-9 on the year and 14-3 in the league.

Pittsburgh took a 3-0 lead heading into the top of the third before UConn tied the game, led by a two-run blast by George Springer. For Springer, it was his second homer in two games.

Springer led the Huskies with one run and two RBI, while Billy Ferriter went 3-for-4 with one run scored. John Andreoli added one hit and one RBI in the second game of the day for the Huskies.

Pittsburgh added three more runs in the fifth to extend its lead to 12-3. UConn added one run in the top of the ninth in its late inning rally attempt as Andreoli doubled down the left field to score Kevin Vance for the Huskies.

Greg Nappo took the loss in today's game to drop to 6-4 on the year. He threw 3.1 innings, allowing 10 hits and eight runs, while striking out five. Iannazzo earned the win to improve to 8-1 on the year for the Panthers.