Don't look now, but Uconn Baseball is smoking hot. In a back and forth game which saw both teams grab a slice of momentum, it was eventually Christian Fedko's absolute missile over the wall in left that would prove to be the game winner in the bottom of the 8th.
Uconn which was on the brink of elimination, was able to push the season forward as they wore out a tough Coastal Carolina team and in doing so earned another shot at the University of Washington tonight. It won't be an easy task by any means, with Uconn having to grab two wins to advance to the Super Regional, but if anyone is up to the challenge, it's this seasons Uconn squad.
In the middle of the action all weekend long has been "Viper" aka Christian Fedko. This kid is just dripping in swag right now and throughout the regional has provided a massive spark to the Huskies. Today he was in the middle of the action again all day long, while providing the final venom to Coastal Carolina's season. After a massive momentum shift in which Coastal Carolina came storming back on Uconn, Fedko stepped up just when a sliver of doubt was casting over the stadium, and checked into Smashville Tennessee with a no doubter to left that silenced the crowd. The way Viper teed off you would have thought he's done it a thousand times, however it was his first jack of the year to make the situation even more special.
Uconn would surrender a few wall scrapers in the top of the 9th, but nothing damaging to move onto a showdown with Washington in a night cap. Uconn used the long ball multiple times today to beat back any advances by CCU and will look to keep the gears of war burning tonight. Isaac Feldstein was a monster today with a moon shot and 4 RBIs, while Anthony Prato smacked a ding dong of his own. P.J. Poulin, who's the closer, was great through 6.0 IP surrendering 2 ER to go with 6 Ks.
Tune into Espn tonight to watch The Viper and his fellow Huskies look to extend their summer into the Super Regional.