March 28, 2012
STORRS, Conn. – Junior hurler Kiki Saveriano lifted the Huskies to a 3-0 victory over No. 30 Boston University on Wednesday afternoon at the Burrill Family Field. UConn imrpves to 13-11 (3-0 BIG EAST) on the season, while Boston fell to 19-10 overall. Saveriano improved to 8-5 with her fourth shutout of the season as the Terriers tallied nine hits but were unable to score.
The Husky firepower continued to prove strong as senior Amy Vaughan had a RBI double up the middle in the first inning to give UConn an early 1-0 lead.
Connecticut added its final two runs in the third inning on a two-RBI bomb over the left field wall by redshirt junior Marissa Guches. It marks the right fielder’s fifth homerun of the season. Guches currently is the top Husky hitter with a batting average of .397.
Saveriano, who notched seven strikeouts, bailed the Huskies out of two sticky situations in back-to-back innings. With the Huskies holding a 3-0 advantage in the fourth, the Terriers had runners on first and second with two outs. Saveriano struck out a looking Chelsea O’Connor on a full count to end the inning. In almost identical suit, Emily Felbaum struck out swinging with two outs and a full count while runners were in scoring position on second and third.
Other strong offensive performances on the afternoon include freshman shortstop Emily O’Donnell who went 2-for-3 and scored two runs, while junior Brittany Duclos also was 2-for-3.
UConn will look to add to its six-game win streak when they head to BIG EAST foe Notre Dame for a three-game series in South Bend, Ind. The first two games will be Saturday, March 31 starting at noon with the final game on Sunday at 11 a.m.