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UConn Baseball Keeps Rolling, Blows Out CCSU 17-2

The offense is clicking on all cylinders as the team travels to Tulane to begin conference play this weekend.

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Coming off an 18-1 win over the Yale Bulldogs, UConn Baseball continued their dominance of in-state foes, defeating the Central Connecticut Blue Devils 17-2.

The Huskies pounded out 20 hits and were led by Vinny Siena's six RBIs. Siena, who extended his hit streak to 14 games, has been scorching hot as of late. His six RBIs marked the most in a game by a HuskY since an outfielder named George Springer did the same against CCSU back in 2011.

The scoring barrage started in the second inning when a Max McDowell single drove in Blake Davey, who singled to get on base, then stole second and advanced to third on an error.

The next inning McDowell, clearly not satisfied with his lone RBI in the first, knocked in three more with his team-leading fifth home run to push the UConn lead to seven and put CCSU in their rearview mirror.

Freshman Willy Yahn continued his recent tear, notching his fourth straight multi-hit game after going 2-5 with four RBI.

Head coach Jim Penders was obviously pleased with his team's performance, "I thought we were the aggressors and I'm really happy with where the offense has been the last couple of days."

Starting pitcher William Montgomerie was the beneficiary of the offensive explosion and picked up the first win of his college career. The right-hander kept the Blue Devil bats relatively quiet in his five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and just one walk while striking out two.

Penders felt good about the freshman's outing, "He did a good job. He threw more strikes, he was downhill and looked good."

Max Slade, Ryan Radue, Nico Darras, and Pat Ruotolo all pitched scoreless innings to finish off the victory for UConn and send them into this weekend having won 9 of their last 11.

The Huskies begin conference play with a big series at Tulane, who comes in with a 17-8 record and was ranked earlier in the season. UConn was tested in their non conference schedule, are playing their best baseball of the season. With Carson Cross, Anthony Kay and Jordan Tabakman taking the hill, the Huskies have a chance to make a statement.