UMass Falls To Connecticut
April 15, 2003
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Connecticut second baseman Mike Mocerino went three for five with two home runs and seven runs batted in, to lead the Huskies to a 20-8 victory over the University of Massachusetts baseball team at Earl Lorden Field. The Minutemen fall to 11-10 on the season with the loss, and had their seven-game winning streak stopped, while Connecticut improves to 17-14 overall.
UMass led 6-1 after three innings of play, before the Huskies scored six runs in the top of the fourth, including four home runs in the inning. Connecticut later broke the game wide open with 10 more runs in the top of the sixth, sending 15 batters to the plate in the inning.
Junior shortstop Mike Athas (Holyoke, Mass.) led the Minutemen by going three for four with a double and a run scored, while senior third baseman John Seed (New Bedford, Mass.) went two for two with two runs batted in. Senior designated hitter Chris Morgan (Cranston, R.I.) and freshman catcher Frank Curreri (Weymouth, Mass.) added two hits each for the Minutemen, while sophomore outfielder Jason Twomley (Fitchburg, Mass.) hit his first home run of the season.
Freshman righthanded pitcher Jon Davis (Ludlow, Mass.) took the loss, allowing seven runs on six hits in 2-2/3 innings of relief. Lefthanded pitcher Keith Potvin picked up the win for the Huskies, tossing 2-1/3 innings of shutout relief.
UMass returns to action on Thursday, April 17, when it plays at Holy Cross in a 3:00 p.m. game.
Connecticut 20, Massachusetts 8 R H E Connecticut (17-14) 001 60(10) 300 - 20 18 0 Massachusetts (11-10) 213 000 002 - 8 17 3 UC: Shawn Hoggatt, Bob Barton (2), Keith Potvin (3), Ryan Christopher (6), Brendan McGinn (7), Erik Drown (8), Mike James (9) and Mike Leonard, Tyler Stefkovich (7). UM: Jason Hickey, Jon Davis (4), David Sullivan (6), John Toffey (7), Jeremy Demers (8) and Frank Curreri, Tom Ellerbrook (6). 2B: Andy Harris 2 (UC), Mike Athas (UM), Chris Morgan (UM), Jeff Altieri (UM), Matt Boulanger (UM). 3B: Frank Curreri (UM). HR: Russ D'Argento (UC), Brett Burnham (UC), Bryan Maler (UC), Dan Trubia (UC), Mike Mocerino 2 (UC), Jason Twomley (UM). Win: Keith Potvin (3-1). Loss: Jon Davis (0-1). Save: None.