April 17, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - A strong breeze to left field helped UConn (19-17, 7-5) knock three home runs on its way to a 10-0 victory over Rhode Island (16-22, 2-6) in five innings. Sophomore pitcher Katelyn Callahan (Queensbury, N.Y.) recorded her first victory of the season for the Huskies.
Callahan threw four solid innings of work, allowing no runs on two hits and recording six strikeouts on the way to her second career victory. While impressive on the mound, she had no shortage of offensive support from her teammates.
URI righty Sam Bedore (2 IP, 3 hits, 3 ER) walked the third batter she faced—and paid the price. The next UConn player at the plate was senior Amy Vaughan (Somerset, Mass.) who golfed her eleventh home run of the year to left-center.
In the bottom of the second inning, fans in left field received another souvenir courtesy of the Huskies. Senior Amy DeLuca (Bordentown, N.J.) pulled her first home run of the year down the left-field line to give UConn the 3-0 lead.
The floodgates really opened for UConn’s offense in the bottom of the third. Following a leadoff strikeout, five runs were scored in a row, capped by a two-RBI double by junior Kim Silva (Cheshire, Conn.). With Silva on second base, sophomore Audrey Grinnell (Saco, Maine) joined the party. Her third home run of the season was a deep drive to center field giving the Huskies a 10-0 lead.
With more than an eight-run lead going into the fifth (NCAA run rule), senior hurler Ali Adelman (San Diego, Calif.) came in and recorded her sixth save of the season.
The Huskies are back in action Wednesday afternoon for a doubleheader vs. DePaul at Burrill Family Field. First pitch is now scheduled for 12 p.m. (originally scheduled for 1 p.m.) with the second game immediately following. The first game will be broadcast live on WHUS.
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