UConn plays No. 25 Houston at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27
Huskies advance to winner's bracket to face Houston on Thursday, May 25 at 3 p.m.
Feole becomes the second-consecutive freshman to win Rookie Pitcher of the Year
UCONN vs Houston AAC Tournament semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vs Memphis AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vs Houston AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Cincinnati AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn Baseball Day 1 practice in Clearwater (photo by Stephen Slade)
2017 Summer: Split time with the Brewster Whitecaps and Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod Baseball League…Played just two games with the Whitecaps…Played seven games in regular season and playoffs with Bourne before injury sidelined him for remainder of summer…Hit .321 (9-28) with five runs scored, two doubles, one RBI and a stolen base.
2017 Season: NCBWA Second Team Freshman All-American…Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American…Second Team All-Conference…Recorded 10 hits (.611 avg.), seven RBIs, three extra-base hits and scored six runs to earn American Conference All-Tournament team honors…Ranked third on the team with 16 multi-hit efforts and second in multi-RBI games (8)…Registered the longest hit streak (16) and reach-base streak (17) on the team…Led team in hits (69), runs (50), on-base percentage (.376), stolen bases (15) and hit by pitches (7)…Tied for second in The American with 50 runs scored...Hit .304 at the plate with 10 doubles, three triples, one home run and drove in 33…On Opening Day vs. UMass Lowell (2/17) picked up first career hit and RBI…Notched a multi-hit game and stole three bases vs. UMass Lowell (2/18)…Belted first career home run and logged a three-hit day vs. UMass Lowell (2/19)…Career-high three runs scored and first career triple in win over St. Joseph’s (3/5)…Career-high three RBIs at UC Davis (3/10) included a pair of doubles…Career-high four hits at BYU (3/16)…Hit safely in 16-straight games from 3/25-4/18…Recorded a three-hit effort vs. Memphis (4/8)…Helped put game away No. 23 USF with a two-run single in the eighth…Was a home run shy of the cycle with four hits and three RBIs in The American Championship vs. Cincinnati (5/23)…Recorded three hits and three RBIs vs. Houston (5/24) in The American Championship.2016 Summer: Played alongside high school and college teammate Andrew Zapata on the Staten Island Tide of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League...In 23 games, hit .316 with two doubles, a homer and six RBI’s...scored 17 runs and swiped six bases for the Tide.
High School: Earned 4 varsity letters at Poly Prep under coach Matt Roventini ... Helped his team win three Ivy League Championships (2013, 2014, 2016)... Member of 2014 WWBA National Championship All-Tourney Team... Won three straight Poly Prep Herbert Bonet MVP awards (2014-2016)... Selected to the 2015 IMG National Classic All-Tourney Team... Named to the 2015 and 2016 MSG All New York City Baseball First Team... Selected to the 2016 ABCA/Rowling High School All-Region team... Earned the 2016 ABCA/Rowling Gold Glove Award.
Personal: Anthony Prato...Son of Anthony and Michele Prato...Has one sister, Anna Marie...Exploratory major.