CLEARWATER, Fla. (February 21, 2009) — The University of Connecticut baseball team dropped a 6-4 decision to Ohio State in the Huskies' second game of the BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge on Saturday evening.
Ohio State used a four-run eighth inning to top the Huskies and improve to 2-0 on the season as the Huskies fall in their second consecutive game to move to 0-2.
Ryan Dew led the Buckeyes with a 4-for-4 performance as he added two runs for his ball club. Andrew Armstrong threw 6.2 innings for Ohio State and allowed just three hits, while striking out five.
Sophomore Elliot Glynn (Long Beach, Calif.) made his first start on the mound for the Huskies this season as he went six innings and gave up eight hits and two runs.
Doug Jennings came in for relief for the Huskies and gave up three hits and four runs in two innings while freshman David Fischer (Scotia, N.Y.) threw his first inning of the game for the Huskies as he struck out two.
The Huskies made a rally in the bottom of the eighth inning, scoring three runs to cut the lead to two but Ohio State took control of the game and came out with the victory.
Sophomore Pierre LePage (Wolcott, Conn.) led the Huskies with two RBIs on one hit while junior Peter Fatse (Hampton, Mass.) went 2-for-3 on the night with one run scored.
UConn will conclude play in the BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge on Sunday, Feb. 22. with an 11:00 a.m. battle with Northwestern.