After a 5-4 loss to Xavier start the day, UConn baseball redeemed itself with a 10-6 victory in the rematch to win the 2021 Big East Tournament championship at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio.
Every UConn starter notched a hit in the final game of the day as RF Kyler Fedko (3-4, 2 RBI) and DH David Langer (3-3, 2 BB, 2 R) led the way. LF Erik Stock, 3B Chris Brown, and C Pat Winkel all had two RBI each as well.
Randy Polonia got the start on the mound for UConn (33-17) and opened things up with two scoreless innings. Three others helped finish out the game, which ended with 3.2 gritty innings from All-Big East First Team closer Caleb Wurster.
Xavier got on the board first with a run in the 3rd inning but the Huskies broke it open with a five-run 4th followed by two runs in the 5th to take a 7-1 lead. The Huskies added three more in the seventh to take a 10-3 advantage going into the 9th inning. After two scoreless innings, Wurster allowed three runs but ultimately held on for the win.
This is the first time in program history that UConn has won the conference regular season and tournament titles. It’s the Huskies’ fourth Big East Tournament championship all-time and fifth conference tournament title overall.
After securing an automatic bid, the Huskies will find out their NCAA Tournament fate in Monday’s selection show, which will be televised at noon on ESPN2.
Jim Penders: “It’s just a really special group of kids. I’m just really proud of them.”— The UConn Blog (@TheUConnBlog) May 31, 2021