USF loaded the bases with none out, but only was able to get around one run, tying the Big East semifinal at 1-1 with UConn.

Chris Rey hit a high fly into right field, scoring Junior Carlin on the out. On the same play, Jonathan Koscso was ruled to have left second base early tagging up, giving the Huskies a double play.

On the next at-bat, Sam Mende laced a fastball into left-center field and Todd Brazeal tried to score from first base but was gunned down by UConn left fielder Peter Fatse.

1-1 entering the 2nd.