UConn plays No. 25 Houston at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27
UCONN vs UCF (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vs Memphis AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN Day 3 Practice in Clearwater (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vs USF Game 1 (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Cincinnati game 3 (photo by Stephen Slade)
2017 Summer: Played for the Mystic Schooners in the New England Collegiate Baseball League…Played in 37 games, hit .180 with 22 hits, five doubles, four home runs, 18 RBIs, 16 runs scored and six stolen bases…Went 2-4, HR, 4 RBI against Plymouth (7/20)…Registered a three-hit effort that included a three-run homer and 5 RBIs at Vermont (7/16)…Went 2-5 with a double and three driven in at North Adams (6/28).
2017 Season: Played in 57 games and started 45 at first base and outfield for the Huskies in freshman campaign…Hit .225, 36 hits, seven doubles, team-leading four triples, one home run and 15 RBIs…Second on the team with 11 stolen bases…Notched his first career hit in season opener against UMass Lowell (2/17)…Clubbed first career home run vs. UMass Lowell (2/19)…Collected first career multi-RBI game by plating a pair of runs vs. St. Joseph’s (3/5)….Stroked an RBI triple at Santa Clara (3/14)…Registered first career multi-hit game in thrilling win at No. 16 ECU (3/31) and scored a pair of runs in the contest…Had a career-day against UMass (4/18) with a three-hit effort that included two doubles and three RBIs…Contributed a two-run double at UCF (4/22) to help Huskies win 6-5…In an elimination game vs. Memphis in The American Championship he hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the eighth inning to help the Huskies advance to the semifinals.High School: Lettered three years at Amity Regional under head coach Sal Coppola...Served as team captain...Helped his team win three Connecticut State Championships (2014, 2015, 2016) and two conference championships (SCC)...Selected First Team CHSCA All-State (2016) and All-Conference (SCC) team...Was also a two-time All-Conference (SCC) performer in basketball...National Honor Society member.
Personal: Chris James Winkel...Son of James and Marcy Winkel...Has one brother, Patrick...Pre-business major.
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