HOUSTON - A six-run second inning was the downfall for the Huskies on Saturday night dropping game two of the series to Houston, 9-1.
UConn (24-20, 9-8 American) recorded just six hits against Houston starter Trey Cumbie in a complete game performance. The Huskies lone run came in the fourth, Isaac Feldstein stroked a two-out double down the left field line and scored on an RBI single for Tyler Gnesda. Gnesda reached base three times, adding a pair of walks.
Mason Feole pitched better than his 6 innings, 6 hits, 6 runs, 4 walks and 7 strikeouts tab. The left-hander allowed all six runs in the second inning, however, the UConn defense let down the freshman on the hill. Two passed balls, a throwing error and a lost ball in the sun, all contributed to the big inning for the Cougars.
Otherwise, Feole kept the Cougars off-balance with the mixture of his fastball and changeup and chalked up five scoreless innings against the Cougar offense.
The eight-run defeat is the largest loss of the season for the Huskies.
The Huskies attempt to salvage the series on Sunday with Wills Montgomerie taking the ball for the Huskies. First pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. ET