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UConn Baseball Takes Weekend Opener Against Seton Hall

UConn once again used a late-inning rally to grab this win.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn Baseball earned its second straight victory Friday at Owen T. Carroll Field with a 2-1 comeback effort over Seton Hall.

Catcher Zac Susi had both of UConn’s RBI on his late double while third baseman Willy Yahn (2-for-4) had two of the Huskies’ six hits.

Tim Cate missed his start due to a violation of team rules, so UConn went pitcher-by-committee. Ronnie Rossomando, Doug Domnarski, Ryan Radue and John Russell combined to allow just one run on three hits. They struck out 11 Pirates, but Rossomando walked four in three innings of work.

Both teams struggled to find offense early. UConn was not without its chances, but could not convert on them. In the first, third, and seventh, the Huskies had a runner on second with less than two outs but failed to bring any runs around.

Seton Hall did not get a hit until the fifth, but the Pirates converted with a run when they did.

Mikael-Ali Mogues broke up the combined no-hitter with a lead-off double. He scored after Rob Dadona’s single to give SHU a 1-0 lead.

The Huskies were stymied by Zach Prendergast until the eighth inning, when they mounted a two-out rally to take a 2-1 lead.

Susi came to the plate with Yahn on first and second baseman Jack Lambrecht on second. He hit a blooper into left field and Dadona dove in an attempt to end the inning with a catch.

He missed the play and the ball rolled all the way into the corner, allowing both runners to score as Susi reached second with a double.

Radue and Russell combined for two perfect innings to seal the win.

UConn (11-8) and Seton Hall are scheduled to continue their series at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Wills Montgomerie is the probable starter for UConn.