May 12, 2009
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Mike Olt went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the UConn baseball team defeated Boston College 3-2 in non-conference action at Shea Field in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Tuesday afternoon.
Olt finished the afternoon with a triple and one run scored for the Huskies, who are now 31-22 on the year after today's win. Boston College falls to 30-21 after losing to the Huskies for the 63rd time in program history.
UConn took an early 2-0 lead in today's ballgame with two runs in the second inning as freshman George Springer earned a leadoff walk before advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt by Peter Fatse. Mike Olt recorded his second triple of the season with a shot into right field that scored Springer to give UConn the 1-0 advantage. Olt then scored on a base hit up the middle by redshirt junior Matt Burnett to put the Huskies up by two.
The Huskies added more runs in the sixth inning as another leadoff walk to Springer, followed by a walk to Fatse, put runners on base with no outs. Olt recorded his second hit of the day with a single through the left side of the infield to score Springer and put the Huskies up 3-0.
After giving up three runs in five innings thrown, Boston College starter Mike Dennhardt left the game as he also allowed four walks and six hits. Nate Bayuk replaced him on the hill and walked the first batter he faced in Burnett to load the bases. He was able to get the first out of the inning on a Joe Pavone infield pop up before being relieved by Kevin Moran, who forced an inning ending double-play to hold the UConn lead at three runs.
Huskies' starter, Trent DeLazzer, allowed just one hit and no runs in three innings of work before freshman Kevin Vance took the hill for the fourth as he struck out one batter. Freshman Scott Oberg threw the fifth inning and allowed just one hit before senior Dennis Accomando pitched in the sixth.
Accomando had some control trouble in the inning after getting the first out of the inning on a ground out to short. He walked two batters and threw his second wild pitch of the season to put runners on first and second before being taken out of the game by UConn head coach Jim Penders.
Sophomore Dan Mahoney made his 21st appearance of the year with one out in the bottom of the sixth and was able to get out of the inning but in the seventh Boston College scored two runs on back-to-back doubles, a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly.
Dusty Odenbach threw 1.1 innings for the Huskies as he struck out two batters to earn his second win of the season. David Erickson came in to close out the game as he earned his team-leading 10th save of the year for the Huskies.
Pierre LePage finished the afternoon 3-for-5, while Springer added one hit and two runs scored to lead the UConn ballclub.
UConn will finish out the regular season with a three-game BIG EAST Conference series at Villanova Thursday through Saturday. Thursday's game is slated to begin at 3:45 p.m.