UConn routs Clemson in regional final
Fuller powers Huskies to victory, into Super Regionals
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Greg Nappo pitched 5 2-3 strong innings, Ryan Fuller hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs, and Connecticut beat Clemson 14-1 on Monday night to win the Clemson Regional and clinch a Super Regional berth.
Nappo (10-2) gave up only one run and five hits, and leadoff hitter LJ Mazzilli had two hits and scored three runs for the Huskies (45-18-1), who will play a three-game series at South Carolina this weekend for a spot in the College World Series.
UConn scored three runs in the first inning, added five runs in the fifth and tacked on six more in the eighth.
Tigers starter Kevin Pohle (5-2) was knocked out after getting only one out. Ryan Fuller homered for Clemson (43-20).
It was an especially big night for UConn, which is in the NCAA tournament for only the second time since 1994. Outfielder George Springer and pitcher Matt Barnes were taken in the first round of the Major League draft.