Sixth-seeded UConn solidified itself a spot in Wednesday night’s winner’s bracket game with a 6-1 first-round victory over No. 3 seed West Virginia at Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater.

The Huskies entered the top of the eighth inning trailing 1-0 but got six runs on seven hits to take the lead.

UConn’s Mike Nemeth opened things up with an  RBI double in the eighth, and then the Huskies got five more on RBI singles and two WVU errors.

UConn reliever Dusty Odenbach came in and shutdown the Mountaineers in the ninth inning, striking out two.

The Huskies await the winner of the USF-Pittsburgh matchup, which is scheduled to begin in about 40 minutes. We’ll come back on with an official start time soon.