NEW BRITAIN, Conn. ---- The University of Connecticut at Avery Point (UCAP) swept both ends of a doubleheader against the Massasoit Community College baseball team on Sunday afternoon by scores of 5-0 and 3-2 at Central Connecticut State University.
Massasoit dropped to 2-10 on the season as the Warriors played their first games in the Northeast following a 10-game spring break trip to Vero Beach, Fla.
Game 1: UCAP 5, Massasoit 0 (7 innings)
The Pointers pushed across multiple runs in the second and fourth frames, which proved to be more than enough in a 5-0 shutout in game one on Sunday.
Massasoit was held to just three hits for the game, featuring a 2-for-3 performance by Al Carey (East Bridgewater) from the top of the lineup. Carey also stole two bases but was stranded in scoring position twice.
Jake Stearns (0-3) of Plymouth was saddled with the loss. The lefty worked the first five innings and gave up only four hits, but allowed five runs. Brent Eaton (Kingston) pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
Game 2: UCAP 3, Massasoit 2 (7 innings)
Starter Zack Reid's (Dighton) three-hit outing was spoiled as the Warriors were topped in game two, 3-2.
Reid went a complete game, tossing six innings and yielding only one earned run off three hits. He walked three and struck out two, as his record dropped to 1-2 on the young season.
The Pointers responded right back in the bottom half of the frame, touching home twice to take a 2-1 advantage.
Murphy, who finished 2-for-4 in the game, evened the score at 2-2 in the top of the fifth with a RBI base hit to plate Jim Commesso (Monument Beach).
Again, the Pointers would respond, this time using an infield error to push across what would prove to be the winning run in the last of the sixth.
Massasoit had its chances in its final at bat. The first two batters reached before UCAP fanned three straight to close out the game securing a one-run victory.