Tough Luck Continues for Marzi

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – It was another tough outing for sophomore left-hander Anthony Marzi as he once again received no run support in Connecticut's 4-0 loss to Notre Dame Friday night at New Britain Stadium.

Marzi (2-8) went six innings, giving up two hits and allowing two earned runs. The last time the Huskies (28-25-1, 15-11 Big East) scored a run while Marzi was still in the game was April 29. That series was against Louisville and UConn picked up the win, but Marzi had to settle for a no decision.

Notre Dame (29-24, 14-12 Big East) was led by second baseman Frank DeSico who had three hits on the night and drove in three runs. Freshman Pat Connaughton started the game and threw three shutout innings and only allowed three hits.

UConn coach Jim Penders met briefly with his team after the game, then the Huskies headed to their team bus without talking to reporters. UConn officials said Penders declined comment.

UConn hitters continue to slump as they combined for only seven hits - two of them coming off the bat of Ryan Fuller.

Fuller, along with fellow senior teammates Joe Pavone, David Fischer, John Sulzicki, Tim Martin and Ted Hurvul will play their final home game at J.O. Christian Field Saturday (11 a.m., Storrs) as the Huskies wrap up their series with Notre Dame and look forward to the Big East tournament next week in Clearwater Fla.

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