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Huskies Swept in Doubleheader

May 12, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – The No. 18 UConn baseball team was swept by Houston in a doubleheader on Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford. The Huskies dropped their first series since March 23-25 at USF, a stretch of six-straight weekend series wins. The Huskies close out the series on Sunday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at J.O. Christian Field.

Game 1

The Huskies and Cougars played a thrilling series opener with both teams trading punches late in the ballgame.

Tied 1-1 in the sixth inning, UConn outfielder Isaac Feldstein drilled his 13th home run of the year against Trey Cumbie to give UConn its first lead of the day, 2-1.

The Cougars countered with a three-spot in the seventh to claim a 4-2 lead. UConn would not go quietly by tying the ballgame 4-4 in its half of the seventh. Christian Fedko drilled a double that was bobbled in the outfield that brought Mike Woodworth in to score and Fedko advanced to third base.

Conor Moriarty followed with a clutch RBI single in a two-strike count that tied the game.

The Cougars grabbed the lead back in the eighth with a two-run double in the frame.

UConn battled to the final out in the ninth with Moriarty recording his second RBI single of the game to make it 6-5. With the tying run at third and the potential winning run at second and two outs, the Huskies sophomore shortstop Anthony Prato came to the plate. Prato fought with a two-strike count but ultimately popped up to second to end the ballgame.

Game 2

In the nightcap of the twin bill, the Cougars jumped all over the Huskies by scoring 10 runs of 16 hits.

Joe Davis finished the night with a pair of home runs for Houston.


 

 

The Huskies lone run in the contest was a solo home run for Conor Moriarty in the third inning, his fourth home run of the season.

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