After UConn scraped in one run in the fourth, the Bulls answered with a run of their own, tying the game at 1-1 at Bright House Field in the fifth.

Sam Mende hit a one-out double and Ryan Lockwood singled him in for the sophomore’s 31st RBI of the season.

Lockwood advanced to second and Peter Broton was pegged by UConn starter Matt McDonald to put two on with one out. However, McDonald got Junior Carlin to fly out into left (left fielder Peter Fatse made a great snag) and Jonathan Koscso grounded out to third.

1-1 entering the bottom of the fifth.