STORRS, Conn. - The Huskies dropped the final game of the series against USF, 2-0, at J.O. Christian Field.
The Huskies were able to capture the series on Friday with a doubleheader sweep but the bats never clicked on Saturday. UConn collected just two hits, a season-low for the Huskies. It is the first time this season that the Huskies have been shut out.
The offensive struggles spoiled a solid outing from right-hander Wills Montgomerie. Montgomerie battled around a shaky strikeout zone to log six scoreless frames before giving up an RBI single to Kevin Merrell in the seventh to break a 0-0 tie.
Montgomerie registered six strikeouts, including his 100th of the season. The conference leader in strikeouts becomes the seventh player to strike out 100 batters in a single-season for the Huskies. Last year, Anthony Kay and Tim Cate accomplished the feat.
The Huskies return to the field on Monday, May 15 at 1 p.m. at J.O. Christian Field against Northeastern. Stay updated with the Huskies on Twitter, @UConnBaseball, on Facebook by liking UConn Baseball or at uconnhuskies.com
Wills Montgomerie became the seventh Husky all-time to strike out 100 batters in a single-season.
UConn was shut out for the first time this season.
The Huskies recorded a season-low two hits on Saturday.
The Huskies grabbed their first home series win over USF since 2011.