STORRS, Conn. – UConn swept the University of Central Florida to clinch a spot in the Athletic Conference Championship Tournament. UConn to 26-28 improves on the year and 9-13 in The American, while UCF drops to 33-22 and 16-7 in league play. The Huskies came from behind to win game one by a score of 5-4, and Tom Verdi delivered a walk-off single in game two for a dramatic 6-5 win.
In game one Anthony Marziout pitched Knights ace Eric Skoglund allowing just two runs (one earned) in seven innings of work with three strikeouts. Skoglund took the loss, giving up five runs on eighth hits.
In game two, Verdi delivered the game wining hit with two out in the ninth, singling to left field to plate Jack Sunberg who had singled and moved up to second with a token base. Verdi had four hits in the doubleheader and drove in three runs.
The Knights (33-22, 16-7 The American) have now dropped their last two conference series, and will need the help of Cincinnati to keep up hope for a regular season championship. Louisville beat the Bearcats earlier tonight 5-1 to imprtove to 41-13 (17-5 The American)