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Ben Casparius shuts out Georgetown in UConn baseball’s series-opening win

The Huskies’ ace put on a dazzling performance under the bright lights of Elliot Ballpark.

UConn’s Ben Casparius #5 struck out 15 Hoyas the complete game shutout win.
Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn ace Ben Casparius saved his best performance yet for the Huskies first ever home game under the lights at Elliot Ballpark, throwing a complete game shutout in a 10-0 victory over Georgetown to open the series.

The North Carolina transfer was in his bag on Friday night, striking out 15 Hoyas and allowing just six baserunners, five hits and one walk through nine innings of work. It was the first complete game of Casparius’ career.

UConn provided him with more than enough run support, giving the Hoyas death by a thousand cuts via runs in all but two innings. Eight out of nine Husky hitters recorded a hit, and most of them reached base more than once.

Chris Winkel kicked the scoring off in electric fashion, stealing home in the second inning after reaching on a hit-by-pitch. Winkel capped off his great night with a home run run in the top of the seventh to put the Hoyas to bed via the 10-run rule.

Sophomore Kevin Ferrer kept the merry-go-round going in the third inning with a two-out RBI single. He had a solid night at the plate, too, going 3-for-4 with an RBI double on the night.

Kyler Fedko gave Georgetown a glimpse of what a Big East conference player of the year looks like, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs.

UConn extended their win streak to six games, and moves to 11-2 in the past 13 games. They will continue their series against Georgetown on Saturday in a doubleheader.