Baseball Takes Weekend Series Against UConn with 6-2 Win

Baseball Takes Weekend Series Against UConn with 6-2 Win

Box Score

STORRS, Conn. – Temple baseball defeated UConn 6-2 on Saturday afternoon at J.O. Christian Field to take the weekend series.  The Owls improve to 12-19, 7-8 while UConn falls to 18-19, 5-6.

Temple got the early 1-0 lead in the second inning.  Robert Amaro led off with a single to left field.  Jimmy Kerrigan advanced Amaro to second on a sacrifice bunt.  Amao went to third on a groundout to first base.  After Daniel Dragos walked, Amaro scored on a wild pitch.

The lead increased to three the next inning.  With Andrew Nist on first base with one out, Derek Peterson knocked him in with a double to left center field and went to third on the throw.  Frank D'Agostino scored Peterson with a sacrifice fly to left field.

The Huskies scored their first run of the game in the third off starter Ryan Kuehn.  Kuehn (3-2) gave up only one run on six hits, two walks and one strikeout.

Two more runs in the seventh inning pushed the Owls' lead to four.  With two outs, Reyn Sugai singled to left field and stole second base.  Sugai went to third when a fielding error allowed Nist to reach first base.  Derek Peterson then drew a walk.  Michael D'Acunti drew a second straight walk to allow Sugai to jog in home easily for a run.  A wild pitch allowed Nist to score in the next at-bat.

Temple added another run in the eighth inning.  D'Agostino singled through the right side of the infield with one out.  Daniel Dragos then reached first base on an error at third base.  Sugai then singled to right field that allowed D'Agostino to score after an error by the right fielder.

UConn added one run in the eighth but were denied a comeback in the ninth by Tim McCarthy.  McCarthy ended the game with a double play on a lineout to Peterson who then threw a runner out at first base.

Sugai led the Owls at the plate with three hits and one RBI.  D'Acunti had two RBI without a single hit.

The Owls will take on Delaware on the road next Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in a non-conference game.
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