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BYU Wins Close Game 3 Over UConn

The Huskies fought hard but could not get the win in the series finale.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

After a late comeback on Friday night for a win, UConn Baseball played another close one. The Huskies tied the game with four-run ninth inning but ultimately took a 10-9 loss.

This UConn team can fight. All three games in this series were back-and-forth affairs decided by one run.

The Huskies were patient in the ninth. They recorded just two hits but worked four walks and took advantage of an error and two wild pitches to tie things up.

UConn was down 6-0 after four innings but scored three in the sixth to get back in the contest.

Center fielder Keith Krueger led off with a bunt single and then a double by shortstop Anthony Prato put runners on second and third for third baseman Willy Yahn. He moved each runner 90 feet with a ground out.

Susi hit a deep ball which looked like it might leave the yard but stayed in off the right-field wall for a triple to score Prato. A Feldstein groundout brought him home for the Huskies’ third run of the inning.

UConn brought the deficit to one in the eighth, but a base-running blunder prevented them from tying the game.

Susi drew a walk to load the bases and then Prato was hit by a pitch to drive in the first run of the inning. Yahn doubled down the left-field line and then Feldstein grounded out to plate Prato for the rest. Aaron Hill, who was pinch running for Susi, tried to score on a deep fly ball to center but was easily thrown out at home.

BYU scored three in the bottom of the inning to seemingly put it away before the Huskies’ comeback.

The Cougars got the win in the bottom of the ninth after a lead-off double from Casey Jacobsen. He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly to right field from Brennon Anderson.

UConn (9-8) plays next on Tuesday on the road against in-state rival Yale. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.