American Athletic Conference

UConn Thumps Cincinnati 12-3 In Opening AAC Tournament Game

UConn Thumps Cincinnati 12-3 In Opening AAC Tournament Game

Willy Yahn's grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning broke open what had been a one-run game as UConn went on to rout Cincinnati 12-3 Tuesday in the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament.

The UConn bullpen retired the last 14 Cincinnati batters in order at Spectrum Field.

UConn (32-23) advances in the winners' bracket and will face No. 2-seeded Houston on Thursday at 3 p.m. Cincinnati (28-29) will face Memphis in an elimination game Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Yahn's blast in the seventh came after the Huskies loaded the bases thanks to two Bearcats errors and an intentional walk. He took the first pitch of the at-bat to left, taking advantage of a steady...

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