On a warm, cloudy day in Fairfield, Connecticut, the UConn baseball team earned a solid 7-0 win over the Fairfield Stags at Alumni Baseball Diamond. The Huskies took advantage of a sloppy day by the Stags, relying on several walks and errors to build the lead.
With the win, the Huskies improved to 23-13, and extended their winning streak against Fairfield to ten games.
Andrew Zapata continued to pitch well for the Huskies, tossing seven scoreless innings against a hapless Fairfield offense. He controlled his fastball well, with only one walk, and struck out five Stag batters, mixing up his pitches well. Samuel Nepiarsky and Callahan Brown relieved him and pitched a scoreless inning each. Combined, they allowed one hit and had three strikeouts.
It was a team effort on offense for the Huskies. They scored at least one run from the third through sixth inning, then tacked on one more insurance run in the ninth. Sophomore Aaron Hill went 3-4 at the plate, starting with a double and a stolen base to score UConn's first run in the third inning.
Blake Davey, Vinny Siena (2-5), Jack Sundberg (1-4) and Bryan Daniello all drove in runs for the Huskies. Max McDowell drew two walks and scored a run.
The loss drops Fairfield to 7-21. UConn takes on Bryant today in Smithfield, R.I.