Baseball Falls to No. 20 UConn in Second Game of Doubleheader|
May 8, 2010
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Cincinnati baseball team fell behind early and was not able to recover as the No. 20 University of Connecticut Huskies took the second game of Saturday’s BIG EAST doubleheader between the teams, 14-0, Saturday afternoon at J.O. Christian Field.
Cincinnati dropped both games of its doubleheader to UConn, falling to 24-23 overall and 8-12 in league play, while the Huskies improved to 37-9 overall and 16-3 in conference action.
Cincinnati fell behind early as the first two UConn batters collected hits to score one run in the first inning, before the Huskies rallied for five runs in the second, four of which were unearned, to widen its lead to 6-0.
The Huskies continued to add to their lead with four runs in the third inning, extending their lead to 10-0.
UC was retired in order in the first four innings, before senior Kevin Johnson lined a double into right-center field in the top of the fifth to put a runner in scoring position. However, a strike out and a fly out ended the scoring threat.
Two more runs in the Huskies fifth pushed their advantage to 12-0 and a two-run homer by Mike Olt in the eighth inning increased the lead to 14-0, which ended up being the final score.
Johnson and sophomore Kiley Jones led Cincinnati with a hit apiece.
The Bearcats and Huskies play the final game of their three-game conference series on Sunday, May 8, at Noon.