April 15, 2009
Storrs, CT - Despite three extra base hits from senior Matt Nuzzo (Everett, MA), Connecticut used a hot start to down the Bears 10-6 on Wednesday afternoon. Nuzzo hit two doubles and a home run, and knocked in two RBI's in a comeback bid, but UConn scored early and held on for the win. With the loss, the Bears slip below .500, falling to 15-16-1.
The Huskies came out swinging, scoring one run in the first before putting up four in the second, taking an early 5-0 lead. Though Brown chipped back with one of its own in the top of the fourth, Connecticut added two more in the bottom of the frame, extending the advantage to 7-1.
In the sixth, Bruno started to heat up at the plate, as Nuzzo led off the inning with a double, then came around to score on a single by sophomore Pete Greskoff (Paoli, PA). They then added two more in the seventh, when Nuzzo blasted a two-run home run, closing the gap to 7-4. However, the Huskies answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the eighth, giving Brown a sizable gap to make up to force extra innings. Though the Bears mounted an attempt, scoring two runs, they were unable to come all the way back, and Connecticut held on for a 10-6 win.
The Bears will be back in action on Saturday, when they host league rival Harvard in a doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m.