UConn Baseball failed to get the series win on Sunday as the Huskies dropped the rubber match against the UCF Knights, 8-2, at Bergman Field.
The Knights jumped out to an early lead and the Huskies could not work their way out of the hole.
Mason Feole only pitched three innings, giving up five runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out one.
Left fielder John Toppa was the only Husky with multiple hits. Center fielder Keith Krueger and third baseman Willy Yahn had a RBI each.
UCF struck for four in the first inning.
Feole allowed four straight singles to start the game and then two sacrifice flies made it 3-0. Brennan Bozeman doubled to make it 4-0.
A two-out single from Bozeman in the third added to the lead and the Knights made it 6-0 in the fourth off the bat of Anthony George.
UConn added two runs in the fifth and could have had more if not for a great diving play to end the inning.
Catcher Zac Susi came to the plate with runners on the corners and Kyle Marsh took away a base hit with a diving play. If it had gotten by him, it could have been a two-run game and the inning could have continued.
UCF put the game out of reach with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth off the bat of Eli Putnam and had all the insurance it would need.
UConn (22-16, 7-5) will next play on Tuesday at home against Holy Cross. First pitch is at 3 p.m.