No. 20 UConn 2, USF 1
May 7, 2011 | Dodd Stadium | Norwich, Conn.
Attendance: 850 | Time: 1:54
Game Box | 2011 Season Stats | 2011 BIG EAST Season
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USF (22-23, 11-8)
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No. 20 UConn (32-13-1, 16-3)
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W - Barners (9-3)
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L - Fontanez (5-4)
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S - Vance (8) 1.0
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USF - James Ramsay
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UConn- George Springer
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Up Next For the Bulls:
Game 46: at UConn | May 8 | 1:00 p.m. | Storrs.

NORWICH, Conn. - In a game that featured two of the top pitchers in the BIG EAST conference, it lived up to its billings but the University of South Florida baseball team came up on the short end dropping a 2-1 decision Saturday night at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connectcut.

Bulls ace Randy Fontanez went toe-to-toe with UConn's Matt Barnes but it would be Barnes who got the better of the two after Fontanez took last years meeting in Tampa.

After 5.5 scoreless innings of play UConn would break open the scoring with a pair of RBI singles by Doug Eilliot and Ryan Fuller but it would be all the Huskies could manage against Fontanez.

Fontanez battled through 7.0 innings of work, scattering seven hits, walking two and fanning two. The two runs were all the Huskies could muster against Fontanez.

The Bulls, who would be held hitless through the first five innings, would break through against Barnes in the eighth.

Back to back leadoff singles by James Ramsay and Peter Brotons put two on with no outs but a UConn friendly bounce on a sharp liner back up the middle by Jonathan Koscso turned a golden opportunity into a 4-6-3 double play.

Ramsay would move to third on the double play and come into score on a Barnes wild pitch to cut to the lead to 2-1.

Right handed reliever Jimmy Moran needed just seven pitches to work a perfect eighth to hold the USF deficit at one headed to the ninth.

Barnes(9-3) picked up the win for the Huskies, going 8.0 innings, striking out 10, yielding three hits and walking two.

Barnes would give way to closer Kevin Vance who retired the Bulls in order in the ninth to pick up the save.

Brotons picked up two of the Bulls three hits on the night.

The series will move to UConn's J.O. Christian Field in Storrs for the remaining two games of the series. Sunday's game is slated for a 2 p.m. start with Monday's finale slated for a 1 p.m. start

Senior Junior Carlin will move in from left field to the pitchers mound to make his fourth start of the year.

USF now sits at 11-8 in BIG EAST play, placing them in fifth in the conference.

Game Notes
The game's start time was delayed 24 minutes due to lightning... Tonight's game was played in 1:54, the second shortest game this season... The series opener was played at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, which is approximately 50 minutes from UConn's campus in Storrs... It is the home of the Connecticut Tigers, a short-season A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers... The start for Fontanez was the 53rd of his career, 6th most in USF history... He moves into fourth with 377.2 innings pitched... Fontanez now has 290 career strikesouts, fourth most all-time... After being hit by a pitch to start the game, Jonathan Koscso has been hit 74 times in his career, tying him for the eighth most in NCAA history with Louisvilles' Logan Johnson (2004-07) and Texas' Jeff Ontiveros (1999-02)... Koscso's 19 HBP on the season are the fourth most in a single season by a Bull...Tonight was his 220th straight start... Junior Carlin had his 18 game BIG EAST hit streak snapped...