April 21, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- University of Connecticut softball completed a three-game sweep of conference foe St. John’s (12-31-1, 3-11 BE) on Sunday with a 7-2 win in Storrs. The Huskies are now 22-20 overall and own a 6-8 BIG EAST record.
The Red Storm opened the game with a bang as the first batter to step to the plate, Chrissy Montez, homered to left center. UConn quickly tied the contest in the bottom of the first capitalizing on two St. John’s errors with Maddy Schiappa scoring on a wild pitch.
The Huskies, who were outhit 10-7, took the lead in the fourth on four hits as Emily O’Donnell, Marissa Guches, Brittany Duclos and Alyssa Gardea put the ball in play and gave Connecticut a 4-1 advantage.
In the bottom of the sixth inning Kim Silva crossed home plate for her second run of the game as she was one of three runs to push the Husky lead to 7-1. The Red Storm tacked on their final run of the game in the top of the seventh but the Huskies were able to stand strong and walk away with a 7-2 victory.
Kiki Saveriano notched her 18th complete game of her senior season throwing seven innings on Sunday and jumping to a 14-10 record. The righty struck out seven batters. Tori Free was the losing pitcher and fell to 6-16.
The Huskies will travel to South Bend on Tuesday for a midweek conference doubleheader against the Fighting Irish. The first pitch is set for noon.