Baseball: Season-high 18 Runs vs. Yale

The UConn baseball team scored a season-high in runs in an 18-1 victory against Yale Tuesday afternoon at Bonomo Memorial Field on the campus of Adelphi University.

The Huskies (14-8) also set another season-high with 18 hits in the contest.

The offensive outburst was powered by multiple contributors, with four batters recording three or more runs batted in. Vinny Siena, who is currently riding a 13-game hitting streak, led the UConn offense with four hits and three runs scored. Aaron Hill and Blake Davey also scored three times, while Willy Zahn added three walks and four runs batted in.

Max McDowell provided another burst of power for the Huskies, as his team-leading fourth home run of the season spotted the team a 3-0 lead in the first inning. UConn went on to score two more runs in the frame, followed by two in the fourth inning and three in the fifth.

The scoring attack was highlighted by the sixth inning, which saw the Huskies bat around on their way to a seven-run frame. Zahn opened the scoring by crossing home on a wild pitch, and capped off the inning with a three-run triple, the first of his career.

Andrew Zapata picked up the win for the Huskies, as he lasted five innings allowing three hits, three walks and one earned run. Zapata also fired six strikeouts, a career-high.

The UConn bullpen did excellent work, holding Yale (6-5) hitless over four scoreless innings after Zapata’s departure. Callahan Brown struck out four in two innings pitched, while Joe Rivera and Sam Nepiarsky recorded perfect eighth and ninth innings, respectively.

The Huskies will next go on the road to play Central Connecticut State University, which is coming off an 8-1 win over Quinnipiac in New Britain Tuesday.

The Blue Devils (6-6) began their season slowly, with only one win in their first five tries, but have stabilized lately. Their offense is led by sluggers Dominic Severino and Dean Lockery, who have combined for nine doubles and 19 runs batted in over 88 at-bats.

First pitch between the Huskies and Blue Devils is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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