Here is your Big East Recap for April 10th.
Game 1: Rutgers 5 UConn 2
Game 2: UConn 15 Rutgers 4
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Junior pitcher Casey Gaynor (Toms River, N.J.) tossed a complete-game to earn the victory on his 22nd birthday as Rutgers cruised to a 5-2 victory over Connecticut in game one of a baseball doubleheader Friday at Bainton Field. The Scarlet Knights (13-19, 3-9 BIG EAST) dropped a 15-4 decision to the Huskies (17-15, 6-6 BIG EAST) in game two to take the three-game series.
Gaynor struck out a season-high eight batters, scattering five hits and allowing just one earned run while going the distance to earn his first win of the season. The junior hurler retired the first eight batters of the game and sent down the final eight hitters of the contest in order, punctuating the victory with a pair of strikeouts against the final two batters in the ninth.
South Florida 10 Georgetown 7
BETHESDA, Md. – A season-high six home runs powered the Bulls to a 10-7 victory against Georgetown in the second of a three-game BIG EAST series on Friday afternoon at Shirley Povich Field.
Chris Rey paced the Bulls offensively, going 3-4 with two homeruns and three RBI. Stephen Hunt also tagged a pair of home runs, driving in three RBI.
Along with Rey and Hunt, Daniel Rockhold and Sam Mende also had home runs while four Bulls had doubles in the game – Ryan Lockwood, Brandon Smith, Rockhold and Mende.
The last time USF had six home runs in a game was on April 30, 1999 against UAB.
St. John’s 10 West Virginia 5
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The St. John’s baseball team scored seven times in the first two innings en route to defeating West Virginia, 10-5, in the second game of a BIG EAST series. Joe Panik was 4-for-5 with three RBI, while Carlos Del Rosario was 2-for-4 with three RBI to lead St. John’s (19-11, 8-3). Greg Hopkins and Gino Matias added two hits and two RBI apiece for the Red Storm. Eddie Medina (5-1) earned the win after tossing 4.0 innings of scoreless relief. Dan DiBartolomeo had three hits and Austin Markel had three RBI for West Virginia (24-7, 9-2).
St. John’s sent 10 men to the plate in a four-run first inning. After Brian Kemp singled through the left side on the first pitch of the game, Jimmy Parque singled through the right side two pitches later. Tim Morris grounded a slow roller to second with one out, but reached on an error to load the bases. Hopkins then dropped down a perfect bunt single to plate Kemp and give the Red Storm a 1-0 lead. Panik gave St. John’s a 3-0 lead with a two-run single through the left side before Matias followed with an RBI groundout.
Notre Dame at Cincinnati
Pittsburgh at Louisville