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UConn Baseball Drops One to UMass Lowell

The Huskies cannot overcome a four-run first inning by the River Hawks.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn Baseball fell just short of a four-game sweep as they fall to UMass Lowell in the series finale, 10-7.

Right fielder Isaac Feldstein (4-for-5), shortstop Anthony Prato (3-for-4) and second baseman Aaron Hill (3-for-6) had 10 of UConn’s 14 hits. Feldstein added two RBI while Prato was a triple short of the cycle in his fourth collegiate game.

Russ Olive hit a three-run home run as the River Hawks started things off with a four-run first inning.

UConn got one back on a Prato solo homer, but starter Doug Domnarski was lifted before getting an out in the second after allowing two singles to start the second.

Domnarski was roughed up by the River Hawks to the tune of six earned runs on six hits. He struck out two and walked none.

The Huskies got a pair of runs back in each of the third and fourth innings, cutting the lead to one, but UMass Lowell kept them at arms length with a three-run fifth.

Chris Sharpe used the long ball, hitting a three-run home run of his own with one down in the fifth to make it 9-5.

UConn got two runs in the sixth to get within two. First baseman Chris Winkel and shortstop Anthony Prato each worked walks. A pair of wild pitches brought Winkel home and put Prato at third for Feldstein, who hit a ground-rule double to bring in the freshman shortstop.

They could have had more, but designated hitter Zac Susi and Feldstein were left stranded at third and second, respectively.

A RBI triple in the ninth by Maiola gave the River Hawks a three-run lead and get us to the final score.

UConn (3-1) heads to Austin next weekend to play a three-game series with the Texas Longhorns. First pitch on Friday is at 5 p.m. and all three games will be televised on the Longhorn Network.