April 7, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- UConn finished its home series against Providence on Sunday with an extra innings battle resulting in a loss of 3-2 to the Friars. The Huskies move to 15-15 (2-4 BIG EAST), while the Friars improve to 12-18 (2-4 BE).
Huskies outhit the Friars 9-8 on the day with senior pitcher Kiki Saveriano advancing to a 11-6 record on the season, allowing three runs with nine hits and seven strikeouts. Corinne Clauss was the winning pitcher for Providence, allowing two runs with ten hits and three strikeouts.
Kim Silva started the action for the Huskies with a triple in the bottom of the second inning, followed by an RBI from Brittany Duclos, her seventh RBI of the season, giving Connecticut an early 1-0 lead to end the inning.
Huskies had two hits in the bottom of the third with one run scored from Lexi Gifford off a single from Duclos, bringing the Huskies lead to 2-0.
In the top of the fifth inning, Friars scored their first run of the game off a single paired with a Huskies fielding error to lessen their deficit and bring the score to 2-1.
Friars led off the sixth with two doubles and a run scored to tie the game at 2-2, but were held to only two hits on the inning.
Connecticut started the bottom of the seventh with a single from Duclos, followed by two more hits from Alyson Amber and Tori Thomson. Unable to bring in any runs, the game headed for extra innings.
A single from Marissa Guches marked the first hit in extra innings for the Huskies at the bottom of the eighth, the only hit of the inning. Guches went two-for-five at the plate on the day.
The action was for the most part left to the fielders until the bottom of the eleventh inning, where a single from Silva followed by a double by Audrey Grinnell left Silva on third base. The Huskies, however, were unable to bat Silva home. Silva hit three-for-five on the day with one run scored.
Extra innings remained at a stalemate until the top of the twelfth, when a Providence single paired with a Connecticut fielding error gave the Friars their first lead of the day and victory at a score of 3-2.
The Huskies remain in Storrs for a conference doubleheader against Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon with the first pitch set for 1 p.m.