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Quigley settles down to lead No. 20 UConn to victory

Stephen Quigley and No. 20 UConn beat Central Connecticut State Monday in Hartford. (Photo courtesy UConn Athletics)

HARTFORD, April 10, 2023 – UConn starting pitcher Stephen Quigley gave up a solo home run and two hits in the first inning of Monday afternoon’s game at Dunkin’ Park against Central Connecticut State.

But after he got a strikeout to leave the bases loaded, he gave up just one hit and struck out a career-high 10 batters in the next five innings to lead No. 20 Connecticut to a 10-4 victory at the home of the Hartford Yard Goats in downtown Hartford in front of nearly 1,000 fans.

Luke Broadhurst gave the Huskies the lead in the second with a two-run homer, his sixth of the season, to make it 2-1. The Stafford Springs, Conn. native finished the day with three runs batted in, his fifth multi-RBI game during his 11-game hit streak.

Bryan Padilla drove in three runs on the afternoon for the Huskies (23-8) with a pair of run scoring doubles. Catcher Matt Garbowski recorded his second three-hit in the last five games and scored a career-high three runs in the game.

It was the second of three games that the nationally-ranked Huskies will play in Hartford this spring. UConn will face Yale at Dunkin’ Park on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:05 p.m. It was the second game of a six-game series of collegiate baseball games at the park. On Wednesday, Hartford, in the midst of its final season of Division I baseball, will face Yale at 5:05 p.m.

The Huskies return to action on Tuesday, April 11, at 3:05 against Bryant at Elliot Ballpark in Storrs.

(20) UConn 10, Central Connecticut 4
At Hartford
Central CT (17-7)        100  000  120  — 4-11-1
UConn (23-8)              021  310  30x  — 10-11-0
D. Munn, R. Reyes (4), T. Buchek (6), N. Benhardt (7), J. Kelley (8) and D. Haughery; Stephen Quigley, Devin Kirby (7), Braden Quinn (8), Jude Abbadessa (8), Zach Fogell (8), Dominic Freeberger (9) and Drew Kron; WP: Quigley (3-1); LP: Munn (2-1); 2B: Freeberger (CT), Jake Studley (CT), Bryan Padilla (CT); HR: Luke Broadhurst (CT), Dan Hussey (Central); NOTE: Game at Dunkin’ Park in Hartford

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