The UConn Huskies are back. After a two year hiatus, UConn Baseball is in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies will be meeting Georgia Tech in their first game in the Gainesville Regional.
It will be a test of how trends affect teams. One is trending up, while one hasn't been so lucky. UConn is 13-1 in its last 14 while Georgia Tech went winless in pool play in the ACC Tournament and is 1-5 in its last six games.
Here is Jim Penders' line up against Georgia Tech:
1) Jack Sundberg (CF)
2) Willy Yahn (3B)
3) Bobby Melley (1B)
4) Joe DeRoche-Duffin (RF)
5) Bryan Daniello (SS)
6) John Toppa (LF)
7) Zac Susi (C)
8) Tyler Gnesda (DH)
9) Aaron Hill
SP) Tim Cate
Top 1: Sundberg is in the box and here we go!
Top 2: The Huskies load the bases and come away with three runs. DeRoche-Duffin singled, Toppa was hit by a pitch, Susi walked and then Gnesda brought two home on a single, followed by a Hill double to bring home another. 3-0 Huskies.
Top 2: Willy Yahn knocks out the Georgia Tech starter with a two-RBI single. It's 5-0 Huskies with two out in the top half of the second inning.
Top 2: Bobby Melley is the first batter to face the new pitcher and welcomes him with a double into the gap to bring Yahn home. 6-0.
Top 2: A DeRoche-Duffin double makes it 7-0. Huskies have four doubles in this inning alone.
End 3: Tim Cate has faced the minimum through three and UConn maintains a 7-0 lead.
Bottom 4: Cate allows his first baserunner to reach on a walk. 7-0 still.
Bottom 5: There goes the no-hitter. Georgia Tech has a runner on second with two outs after the double. 7-0 lead for UConn.
End 6: Georgia Tech gets on the board with a double from active hits leader Matt Gonzalez. Huskies 7, Georgia Tech 1.
Bottom 7: Georgia Tech has scored a run on a sacrifice fly and has runners on the corners with two outs. CJ Dandeneau is their third pitcher of the inning. UConn 7, Georgia Tech 2.
End 8: Dandenau gives up a two-run shot but Ruotolo is able to go 1-2-3. UConn 7, Georgia Tech 4.