Anthony Kay and Tim Cate combined for 21 strikeouts in 15.0 innings of work in a doubleheader on Saturday
Bobby Melley had a double and a two-run homer on Friday at Liberty Baseball Stadium
The Husky ace struck out a career-best 10 en route to his first victory of the season
Senior OF Joe DeRoche Duffin blasted his first homerun of the season in the setback
The preseason watch list features 50 of the nation's top amateur players, from high school and college baseball.
UConn vs Houston (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs ECU AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Tulane AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs UCF AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Temple AAC Baseball Tournament
2015 Season: American Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference...ABCA/Rawlings All-Northeast Region Second Team...NEIBA All-New England First Team...College Baseball Hall of Fame National Pitcher of the Year watch list...NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week (April 13)...made 17 appearances, starting 14 contests during the regular season...went 8-6 with a 2.07 ERA and a save...held opponents to a .202 batting average against in 100.0 innings...struck out 96 against 25 walks...led The American with a 0.98 WHIP...was the first player to accept an invitation to the 2015 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team...had more pickoffs (5) than stolen bases allowed (4)...opened the year with 7.0 two-hit innings at Florida Atlantic (Feb. 14)...struck out a career-high 10 in 8.0 innings vs. Siena (Feb. 22)...tossed 8.0 shutout innings, striking out eight and allowing two hits, at No. 23 Kennesaw State (Feb. 28)...hurled 6.1 scoreless frames against USF (April 3)...turned in a dominant complete game five-hitter with zero earned runs and nine strikeouts at No. 12 UCF, the top-hitting team in The American (April 11)...struck out nine in 6.0 innings at No. 19 Houston (May 15)...moved to the bullpen for the 2015 American Championship and did not allow a hit in 4.0 scoreless innings over three appearances, striking out seven against two walks...struck out three to grab a win with 1.2 scoreless vs. UCF (May 21)...notched his first save in exactly one year with a clean ninth vs. Tulane (May 22)...struck out three in 1.1 innings vs. East Carolina (May 23).
2014 Season: Made 18 appearances on the mound, including eight weekend starts...was effective as both as a starter and reliever...finished 5-4 with a 3.49 ERA in 67.0 innings, fanning 56 and picking up a pair of saves...was particularly efficient out of the bullpen, making 10 relief appearances and posting a 1.57 ERA in 23.0 innings...set the UConn single-season record with eighth pickoffs...earned his first career win in a brilliant bullpen outing vs. Wichita State (Feb. 21), fanning seven in four shutout innings...allowed one run in four innings at Florida (March 9)...made his first start at USF (March 21) and struck out six in five innings of one-run ball...picked up a win after allowing two runs in six innings at Cincinnati (April 13)...also tossed six innings of two-run ball for a win at Memphis (May 4)...tied his longest career outing with 6.2 innings vs. Houston (May 11), allowing one run and striking out seven...went two innings and picked up his first save against UCF (May 15)...earned the win out of the pen against the Knights the next day, striking out one in a scoreless inning...recorded an 11-out save with 3.2 scoreless innings against No. 12 Houston at The American Championship (May 22). 2014 Summer: Made 15 appearances, including two starts, for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League...finished with a 2-2 record and a 2.74 ERA in 39.1 innings...struck out 24 against 17 walks...also recorded a save...had one of the most dominant performances of the summer on July 25, allowing two hits in eight innings to pick up a win at Cotuit...held opponents to a .623 OPS overall.
High School: Attended Ward Melville High in East Setauket, N.Y.... earned All-County honors twice... earned All-Long Island honors... finished junior year season with a 0.00 ERA... recipient of the 2012 Paul Gibson award, given to the best pitcher in Long Island... drafted in the 29th round by the New York Mets.
Personal: Born March 21, 1995... undecided major... three older siblings, Jennifer, Bobby, and Kerri Lynn.