Glass, Wenzel Long Balls Send UC to 3-1 Win Over UConn

April 11, 2014

Final Stats

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14-18, 3-7 American

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Elon Recap Logo 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 1
Cincinnati Recap Logo 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 - 3 7 1

Box Score

Cincinnati, Ohio | Marge Schott Stadium
Attendance: 551

Elon Recap Logo
15-17, 2-4 American

STATS COMPARISON Cincinnati Recap Logo Elon Recap Logo
Runs 3 1
AB 28 37
Hits 7 11
RBI 3 1
BB 3 2
SO 5 4
LOB 4 11

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Glass/McVey 2 H 3 Daniello/Melley
McVey 1 2B 1 Three tied
- - 3B - -
Glass/Wenzel 1 HR - -
Three tied 1 RBI 1 Melley
Three tied 1 R 1 Daniello
Three tied 1 SB - -

W - Connor Walsh (3-5) 9.0 11 1 1 2 4
L - Anthony Marzi (3-4) 7.2 7 3 3 2 4

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati baseball team hit two homeruns in a game for the first time this season and topped the UConn Huskies 3-1 in the opening game of a three-game series of American Athletic Conference play.

Senior Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) and sophomore Devin Wenzel (Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area) each blasted solo shots to pace the Bearcats offense in the low-scoring affair.

Connor Walsh (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) pitched his second complete game in three appearances to earn the win for Cincinnati (14-18, 3-7 American) and improve to 3-5 on the season. The redshirt sophomore went the distance with 11 hits, four strikeouts, two walks and only one run.

UConn starting pitcher Anthony Marzi took the loss for the Huskies (15-17, 2-4 American).

Cincinnati got its first run of the game in the third inning when freshman Connor McVey (Mason, Ohio/Mason) led off the frame with a double and stole third base. Redshirt junior Ethan McAlpine (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) grounded out to the second baseman, but got the job done, sending McVey home for the 1-0 lead.

Glass doubled the Cincinnati advantage in the fourth inning when he sent a deep ball just inside the right field foul pole for his first homerun of the season. The run was the eventual winning run of the game.

The Huskies threatened in the seventh when, with two outs and two runners on, Bobby Melley doubled down the left field line. Two runs looked to score but the ball squirted out of play and the tying run was sent back to third base. On the next at bat, Walsh got an important groundout to end the damage and preserve the 2-1 UC advantage.

Wenzel added an insurance run with his solo homerun in the bottom of the seventh. With one out, he launched the ball over the wall in left center field for his second long ball of the season.

Glass and McVey each recorded two hits for the Bearcats to lead the way offensively.

Defensively, the Bearcats backed up Walsh with solid efforts around the diamond including 12 assists from the four infielders.

Cincinnati and UConn will continue the series on Saturday, April 12 with a 4 p.m. first pitch at Marge Schott Stadium. The game has been designated a blackout and fans are encouraged to wear black to support the Bearcats.