Published November 20, 2014
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 NCAA Clemson Regional.
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 at South Carolina in this weekend's super regionals.
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.