Saints Shock Uconn 6-2
April 13, 2005
Freshman Craig Chaput pitched a complete game allowing just two runs as Siena upset Connecticut Wednesday in Storrs. Classmate Jake Willis had two hits and junior Matt Gidaly blasted a two-run homerun to give Siena the early lead.
Chaput threw a complete game for the Saints, allowing six hits, two runs, three walks and three strikeouts. The win moved Chaput to 1-1 this season.
Freshman Matt Karl (Wallingford, Conn.) of UConn and Chaput of Siena both got off to solid starts, shutting out the opposing hitters in the first four innings. The Saints then jumped to a 2-0 lead on a two-run homerun over the left field wall by Gidaly in the fifth.
The Huskies responded and cut the score to 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth. Sophomore Matt Untiet (Berlin, Conn.) led off the inning with a base on balls, and advanced to second on a single to right center by junior Austin Wasserman (Nashua, N.H.). The two runners then moved over a base on a sac bunt by senior Tony Mallozzi (Westboro, Mass.). Freshman Vin DiFazio (Hampton, N.J.) then brought home Untiet on a sac fly to center field to put UConn on the board.
Siena answered in the top of the seventh inning with another run to return the lead to two at 3-1. UConn tallied a run in the bottom of the inning to cut the score to 3-2. Sophomore Larry Day (Amesbury, Mass.) singled to left center to get on base, and moved to third on a double by junior Josh Farkes (Boston, Mass.). Day then scored on a sac fly by freshman Pat Mahoney (Des Moines, Iowa).
In the top of the eighth, the Saints pulled away doubling their score with three runs to push the lead to 6-2. Connecticut tried to rally in the bottom of the ninth, getting runners on first and second with one out, but then flew out and grounded out as Siena took the 6-2 win.
Karl registered the loss for UConn, throwing 6.2 innings with three runs on seven hits, three strikeouts and a walk. Freshman David Erickson (Stratford, Conn.) relieved Karl in the seventh inning, and pitched a total of 1.1 innings. He allowed three runs on two hits, struck out two and walked one. Sophomore Ted Garry (Rochester, Minn.) pitched the ninth inning in his team-leading 14th appearance of the season.