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UConn, Fairfield Advance In League Tournaments

Left fielder John Toppa drove in four runs and Anthony Kay went the distance to pick up his eighth win as No. 3-seeded UConn won its 10th straight game with a 6-2 victory against No. 6 Memphis in the first round of the American Athletic Conference baseball championship Wednesday at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla..

UConn moves on in the winners' bracket to play Thursday at 7 p.m. against USF. Memphis will face East Carolina in an elimination game Thursday at 11 a.m.

UConn scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth on Toppa's chopper over the first baseman's head with two runners on base. Toppa came around to score on the play as an errant throw to second sailed into...