May 11, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut baseball team was swept by No. 10 Louisville in doubleheader action at J.O. Christian Field on Saturday by scores of 8-0 and 6-0. The Huskies dropped to 28-23 overall and 9-14 in the BIG EAST, while the Cardinals improved to 41-10 and 16-4.
Louisville jumped out to an early 4-0 lead on UConn redshirt-sophomore righty Carson Cross (Brentwood, N.H.) in the first inning of game one and never looked back. Cross settled down after the first and cruised through the seventh inning. In the eighth, he was tagged for two more runs. Cross (7-4) went seven-plus, while giving up seven hits and walking three for six runs, five earned, and three strikeouts.
Junior righty Chad Green (8-2) lasted eight innings and held the Huskies to just three hits, while striking out eight.
In game two, the Cardinals grabbed another early lead in the first inning. This time, they put up three on junior lefty Anthony Marzi (Berlin, Conn.). Marzi (3-6) pitched 3.1 innings and surrendered five runs on five hits and three walks.
Junior righty Jeff Thompson (9-1) pitched eight innings and struck out seven, while scattering four hits.
For the day, junior DH Jeff Gardner powered the UofL offense with seven RBI and he went 2-for-4 with a run scored in each game. He hit a two-run home run in the third inning of game two.
After going hitless in game one, senior second baseman LJ Mazzilli (Greenwich, Conn.) went 3-for-4 in the nightcap.
The Huskies look to salvage game three of the series in their home finale Sunday at 11:00 am.