For the fourth time in six years,  the University of Connecticut baseball Huskies are in the title game of the Big East baseball tournament —  making the finals for the second time as the number eight seed.  They defeated Rutgers 2-1.

The Huskies scored both their runs in the first on an RBI double by L.J. Mazilli and a wild pitch.

In the championship game, they’ll face Notre Dame.  The Irish swept a three-game series with the Huskies in South Bend last month.

Saturday starter and winner Jordan Tabakman says the Huskies have played like a team with nothing to lose. The Huskies lost eleven of their last twelve games of the regular season.

Tabakman went seven innings and the bullpen contributed two innings of shut-out relief,  including Pat Butler’s strike-out of the Scarlet Knights’ Bill Herman with two on in the ninth.

The Huskies face Notre Dame at 11:55 a.m. Sunday.  You can hear the game play-by-play from WTIC.com from Clearwater,  Florida with WTIC’s Joe DiAmbrosio.

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