KINGSTON, R.I. – The No. 23 UConn baseball team nearly completed another midweek comeback on Wednesday at URI but a two-run eighth inning lifted the Rams to a 4-3 win. The loss was the first in the midweek this season for the Huskies (7-1-1).
UConn starting pitcher Colby Dunlop was terrific on the hill for the Huskies. Recording a career-high six innings that featured just one walk and three strikeouts. Dunlop was in line for the win after the Huskies put together a three-run, five-hit seventh inning with the team down, 2-0.
Mike Woodworth avoided a tag along the first base line to reach with a bunt single to begin the frame. Chris Winkel followed with a double off the fence in center, nearly tying the game with a home run.
Christian Fedko, as he has the past, came through with a big knock, a two-run single over an outstretch glove of a leaping second baseman. UConn took its first lead of the day on an Anthony Prato sac fly to center.
Trevor Holmes pitched a scoreless seventh inning with Chris Winkel providing a great defensive play. The Rams had runners at the corners with just one out when Winkle backhanded a groundball, fired to second and retreated to the first base bag to receive the throw from Prato. The double play kept the Huskies in front heading to the eighth.
The Rams hit a pair of solo home runs against Dan Rajkowski to take the lead for good in the eighth, 4-3.
UConn returns to the diamond on Thursday, May 17 at 1 p.m. against No. 9 ECU Pirates to close out the regular season at J.O. Christian Field.
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