UConn Baseball took its final non-conference series of the year with a 4-0 shutout win over Seton Hall on Sunday at Owen T. Carroll Field. It was the Huskies’ second shutout of the year.
While Seton Hall only registered four hits, the Pirates had plenty of runners, stranding 15 on base. The UConn pitching staff’s lack of control contributed to that total with 10 walks on the afternoon.
Catcher Zac Susi (2-for-4) was the only Husky with multiple hits. Third baseman Willy Yahn (1-for-4) scored two runs and had a pair of RBI as well.
Starter Mason Feole, control issues aside, had a strong outing. He allowed just one hit in five shutout innings of work. He struck out eight, a career-high, and walked five.
The Huskies did not get a runner onto second base until the sixth inning, stranding three runners at first. They broke through for three runs in that inning, knocking four of their seven hits.
Yahn doubled down the left-field line to bring home shortstop Anthony Prato and left fielder Chris Winkel, who each singled to start the inning. Yahn scored on UConn’s fourth consecutive hit, off the bat of Susi.
Seton Hall filled the bases in the sixth, doing so by working three consecutive walks to start the inning. Relief pitcher Ryan Radue came in to put out the fire and succeeded, keeping the shutout intact. Radue notched five strikeouts in two shutout innings of work, allowing one walk and one hit. John Russell pitched a scoreless ninth to secure the victory.
UConn (12-9) will play next on Tuesday against Boston College. First pitch at J.O. Christian Field is slated for 3 p.m. in what will be the Huskies’ home opener.