To finish up their spring break road trip to the southeast, the UConn Huskies baseball team traveled to Williamsburg, VA and rolled over the William & Mary Tribe 12-1.
William Montgomerie took the mound for UConn, marking his first start after making a couple of relief appearances without much success earlier in the season. The freshman from Connecticut prep baseball powerhouse Salisbury School had a very good start against the Tribe. Montgomerie tossed four and two-thirds shutout innings, allowing just one hit and three walks, with five strikeouts.
Montgomerie didn't receive a lot of run support through his first four innings of work, but the Husky offense exploded in the fifth inning with seven runners crossing the plate. UConn loaded the bases with no outs before senior Jon Testani reached on a error that plated two. Two batters later, junior Jack Sundberg hit a two run double (one of his two on the day) to extend the lead to 5-0. Senior Blake Davey went 3-5 and also added a two run double in the inning.
The UConn bullpen finished out the day allowing just two hits and one run in relief of Montgomerie. The Husky offense tacked on four more runs in the final two frames of the game to add to the lead.
This was an impressive win for the red-hot Huskies. The Tribe finished first in the CAA in 2014 for their first regular-season conference championship in over a decade before falling to the College of Charleston in the CAA Championship.
The Tribe entered the game with a 10-5 record. They were coming off of a series win against Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y., while also owning series sweeps of Northern Kentucky and UMass Lowell, and a solid win at Ole Miss.
UConn is now 11-7, and has won five of their last six.