Big East Recap for April 3rd

Here is your ACC Recap for April 3rd.

UConn 7 Seton Hall 2

The University of Connecticut baseball team downed Seton Hall 7-2 in the Huskies’ first BIG EAST Conference road game of the 2009 season in South Orange, N.J.

The Huskies, now 13-13 on the year, were led by Harold Brantley, Jr., who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs on the afternoon. Sophomore Mike Olt has a team-leading sixth homerun of the season to help the Huskies earn their position and compete at the Final Four.

The Huskies’ pitching staff had a stellar outing in today’s contest as senior John Folino struck out four and allowed six hits in six innings thrown. Dan Mahoney and Scott Oberg were also dominating on the hill as they combined for three innings pitched, four strikeouts and two hits.

UConn Recap
Seton Hall Recap

Louisville 13 Cincinnati 3

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Junior second baseman Adam Duvall went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI, while junior lefty Justin Marks picked up his 22nd career win as the Louisville baseball team rolled to a 13-3 BIG EAST Conference win over Cincinnati on Friday night at Marge Schott Stadium.

Duvall, a Louisville native, started the scoring for the Cardinals (19-8, 4-3 BIG EAST) in the third inning with a two-run homer, his third home run this season, and added a two-run double in Louisville’s seven-run fourth inning to give Marks more than enough run-support. Marks, from Owensboro, Ky., allowed only three runs on five hits with nine strikeouts in 6.0 innings to improve to 4-2 on the season and move into a tie for first place on the Cards’ all-time win list with Brian Bentley (1997-2000). The All-American is now 22-6 in his career at Louisville with 233 strikeouts in 237.2 innings with an ERA of only 2.69.

Louisville Recap
Cincinnati Recap

South Florida 8 Pittsburgh 1

TAMPA – University of South Florida (17-10, 5-2) sophomore starting pitcher Randy Fontanez recorded his third complete game and second win of the season in USF’s 8-1 victory over Pittsburgh (17-8, 4-3) Friday night at Red McEwen Field.

“I am very proud about how the guys came out today. We came out ready to play,” said Coach Lelo Prado. “When we come out ready to play, and when we play with that kind of that intensity, it makes it fun for the crowd to see us play.”

Fontanez struck out six and allowed only one unearned run from eight hits in his 9.0-inning complete game.

South Florida Recap
Pittsburgh Recap

Notre Dame 3 Villanova 1

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Sophomore Cole Johnson (Hudson, Ohio) threw his second consecutive complete game, and the Irish scored all three of their runs in the first inning to defeat the Villanova Wildcats, 3-1, in a game that lasted just an hour and 41 minutes. Johnson becomes the first Irish pitcher since Dan Kapala in 2005 to throw back-to-back complete games and moves to 4-0 on the season. Sophomore David Casey (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.) led the Irish (17-10, 3-4) with a pair of RBI.

The loss for Villanova (14-13, 1-6) comes after the Wildcats had scored a combined 35 runs over previous two games, wins over Temple and Coppin State. Notre Dame is now 14-0-1 against Villanova at Frank Eck stadium and 14-1-1 in the past 16 meetings overall. Villanova drops to 1-8 in road games this season.

Starter Brian Streilein (3-4) took the loss for Villanova, despite also recording a complete game and giving up just three hits and no runs after the first inning. Streilein worked eight innings, giving up six hits and three runs, with three walks and three strikeouts. Streilein also induced 16 ground ball outs in the game.

Notre Dame Recap
Villanova Recap

Postponed Games

Georgetown at West Virginia

Rutgers at St. John’s