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.