Feb. 17, 2013
MIAMI, Fla. – The Huskies resumed play against Binghamton from Friday’s rain delayed contest and ended the game with a 6-5 victory behind the stellar performance by senior Brittany Duclos (Mystic, Conn.) who went 3-for-3 and scored two runs. Connecticut ended the Florida International Tournament with a 5-1 loss to Binghamton to move to a 2-2 record.
Senior Kiki Saveriano (Lexington, Mass.) earned her first win of the season after throwing 6.1 innings and striking out three Bearcats, while Rhoda Marstellar was the losing pitcher after allowing four Husky earned runs.
For the second consecutive day, junior Maddy Schiappa (Bedford, N.H.) lifted the Huskies to a win with her performance at the plate going 3-for-5 over the two games, scoring once and tallying one RBI.
The Huskies held a 5-3 advantage over the Bearcats on Friday before rain forced the game to be postponed until Sunday morning. Senior Marissa Guches (Sammamish, Wash.), Duclos and Schiappa each registered a hit in the second inning where the Huskies scored three runs to take a 3-1 lead. Junior catcher Andrea Huelsenbeck (Rockaway, N.J.) hit UConn’s first homer of the season to open the third inning and the Huskies added an unearned run to own a 5-1 advantage.
Resuming play on Sunday morning, the Huskies tacked on a sixth run in the sixth inning following two Bearcat errors to push the team’s lead to 6-3. Binghamton’s seventh inning comeback would fall short as the Huskies won 6-5.
Despite outhitting the Bearcats 4-2 in Sunday’s second contest, the Huskies would drop the decision, 5-1. Connecticut was plagued by three errors which allowed Binghamton to score five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on only one hit.
Trailing 5-0, UConn responded with one run in the top of the fifth when Schiappa scored following a Bearcat error. The Huskies were unable to add any more runs on the afternoon.
Connecticut returns to Florida on Friday at the FAU Strike-Out Cancer Tournament when they face the Towson Tigers at 4 p.m.