BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The No. 2 seed Rutgers Scarlet Knights withstood a furious comeback in the top of the ninth inning by the No. 8 seed Connecticut Huskies to win the 2007 BIG EAST Baseball Championship 7-6 at KeySpan Park.
Rutgers' BIG EAST Championship title was its third in school history. The Scarlet Knights also won the crowns in 1998 and 2000. All three titles and all five championship appearances have come under the direction of head coach Fred Hill.
Hill becomes one of only three coaches in BIG EAST history to have won at least three championship titles.
Junior shortstop Todd Frazier was the recipient of the Jack Kaiser Award as the Most Outstanding Player of the championship. In the final game, Frazier went 2-for-4, hit a home run and drove in one RBI. The Toms River, N.J. native also set championship records for the most runs (12) and hits (13). He finished the championship hitting .520 (13-for-25) with five doubles, three home runs and seven RBI.
Rutgers' senior pitcher Steve Healing picked up his second win of the championship. Healing worked 8.0 innings and struck out three batters.