Joe Rivera earned his first career win with a 3.1 inning scoreless effort out of the bullpen
Aaron Hill, Willy Yahn, CJ Dandeneau and Jack Riley, have each earned all-star game nods in their respective summer leagues
Jack Sundberg recorded five RBIs in the victory
UConn pounded out 18 hits and scored a season-high in runs
UConn vs Bryant (photo by Stephen Slade)
2017 Summer: Pitched with the Plymouth Pilgrims in the New England Collegiate Baseball League…Pitched in four games, recorded a 3.85 ERA in 4.2 innings and notched six strikeouts.
2017 Season: Appeared in two games for the Huskies…Worked 3.1 innings, allowed zero runs and struck out a pair…Pitched a season-high 2.1 innings at UCF (4/21).
2016 Summer: Won a NECBL Championship with the Mystic Schooners...Pitched in 10 games, started eight...Threw 35.2 innings and punched out 35 batters...Was victorious against Danbury on Aug. 1, dealing 5.1 innings of one run ball, allowing five hits and striking out five.
2016 Season: Pitched in nine games with one start for the Huskies…Held a stellar 1.93 ERA in 14.0 innings of work… Made his first career start at UMass on April 19…Pitched a career-best 3.1 innings of scoreless relief with three strikeouts against Bryant on April 13…Did not allow a run in 4.0 innings against Memphis in an American Athletic Conference tournament semifinal tilt on May 28.
High School: Played three years of varsity baseball at Southington High School...CHSCA All-State as a senior...Two-time All-Conference...Team MVP as a junior and senior...Selected for CT Select All-Star game twice...Played in two CT vs. Mass. All-Star games...Captained Southington as a senior...Helped the team earn a pair of runner-up finishes in the Class LL finals...2014 Perfect Game All-Region honorable mention...two-time Perfect Game Underclass All-American honorable mention.
Personal: Joseph William Rivera...Born Sept. 8, 1996...Son of William Rivera and Susan Maguire...Has an older sister, Samantha, an older brother, Billy, and a younger brother, Sean...Communication major.