Courtesy: Fairfield University

UConn’s Late Runs Spoil Stags’ Home Opener

Courtesy: Fairfield University
March 29, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The first-ever game in the newly renovated Alumni Diamond came down to which team would make the most of their opportunities. Today, the UConn Huskies hit .333 with runners in scoring position and scored five runs in the final five innings to take a 6-1 decision over the Fairfield University baseball team.

The Stags (7-12) got one hit with a runner in scoring position, but it came at a big point in the third innings. Jack Gethings started a two-out rally when he singled through the right side. Kevin Radziewicz would double him home as the wind helped his poke the other way stay fair, allowing Gethings to score all the way from first.

UConn (13-9) owned the majority of the clutch hits the rest of the way. Conor Moriarty broke the tie with a RBI double in the fifth and then broke the game open in the eighth with a two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded.

Fairfield had their best chance in the seventh with the first three hitters reaching base. However, the Stags could not capitalize on this opportunity as Sam Nepiarsky got the final two outs of the inning after a Gethings line drive out caused the call to the bullpen.

Three freshmen pitchers touched the home rubber for the first time in their careers and all impressed in their innings of work. Josh Arnold retired the first six batters he faced before a play at the plate caused the Huskies to finally get to the right hander.

Six different Stags notched base hits on the day as Fairfield was out-hit 11-6.

The Stags are in the midst of their ‘bye-week’ in conference play and will begin a home and road series against Hartford with the three game series slated to start on Friday at 3pm.




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