"That's a memorable win – not just for our team, but for our program," Penders said.
Ryan Fuller delivered a two-out single to left in the bottom of the ninth to score
LJ Mazzilli with the winning run and set up Monday's night deciding game. The winner
will play the South Carolina-Stetson victor.
Trailing most of the night, the Huskies (44-18-1) finally grabbed a 6-4 lead on Tim
Martin's two-run single in the eighth, only to have Clemson's Spencer Kieboom tie
the score with a two-run single in the Tigers' ninth.
But UConn came right back. Mazzilli led off with a single to left and advanced to
second on a sacrifice. He scored easily on Fuller's grounder through the left side.
UConn, which won a regional game last year for the first time in 31 years, has won
three straight since being routed by Coastal Carolina in the regional's opening
On offense, the Huskies hit the Tigers with an assortment of bunts and hit-and-runs.
UConn tied the game at 4 in the eighth on Nick Ahmed's bunt single.
"We're finally playing UConn baseball – having fun and laying it all on the line,"
Fuller's single to left off reliever Scott Weismann (3-5) scored LJ Mazzilli, who
led off the inning with a single.
UConn stopper Kevin Vance (1-0) got the win despite blowing his first save in 15
The Tigers (43-19) led 4-1 until Doug Elliot's long, two-run homer in the sixth
chased Clemson starter Justin Sarratt. Elliot also drove in the Huskies' first run.
"It came down to a lot of things, not just the end of the game," Clemson coach Jack
The Huskies' Elliot Glynn gave up three earned runs in five innings in his first
start since he was suspended by Penders in April.
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