UConn Downs UMass 12-5 In Baseball Action
April 18, 2000
123 456 789 R H E UConn 300 000 036 - 12 11 0 UMass 001 000 004 - 5 11 5Barton, Trubia (3), Bowman (8) and Esposito. Santos, Samolewicz (9), Washenko (9) and Ellerbrook. W - Trubia (1-0). L - Santos (2-5). 2B - Tisbert, Boulanger, G. Clark. HR - Caudill. SB - Caudill.
AMHEST, Mass. - Sophomore Jesse Santos (Chelmsford, Mass.) scattered six hits over eight innings of work but the UMass offense never got on track, dropping a 12-5 decision to UConn on Tuesday afternoon. The Minutemen dropped to 13-14-1 overall, while the Huskies improved to 19-14.
The Huskies took advantage of two UMass errors and three hits to go ahead 3-0 in the top of the first. UMass fought back with one run in the bottom of the third inning. After a Gavin Clark (Springfield, Mass.) walk, freshman Tom Ellerbrook (Northampton, Mass.) picked up his first collegiate hit, a single to right field, advancing Clark to third. Scott Anderson (Easton, Conn.) grounded out to short, scoring Clark from third.
The score remained 3-1 until the top of the eight when the Huskies scored three more unearned runs. With two outs and two men on, Clark Caudill blasted a Santos pitch over the left field wall, putting the Huskies up 6-1.
UConn scored six more runs in the ninth off UMass relievers Todd Samolewicz (Florence, Mass.) and Paul Washenko (Orange, Conn.). UMass rallied for four runs on five hits in the bottom of the ninth, but still came up seven runs short.
Santos took the loss even though he didn't give up an unearned run in eight innings pitched. He walked four a struck out five batters while dropping to 2-5 on the season. Daniel Trubia picked up the win in relief for the Huskies, improving to 1-0 on the year with an eight strikout performance.
UMass will travel to Burlington, Vt. tomorrow to face the Catamounts in a single, nine-inning game. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
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