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John Russell
John  Russell


Glastonbury, Conn.

Last College:
UConn Avery Point

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 182




Andy Baylock to be Inducted into 2017 NEIBA Hall of Fame

Andy Baylock spent 39 years as a head coach and assistant at UConn


Huskies Survive and Advance to Semifinals

UConn plays No. 25 Houston at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27


Six Huskies Earn All-Conference Recognition

Feole becomes the second-consecutive freshman to win Rookie Pitcher of the Year


Baseball Drops Series Opener at Liberty, 8-5

Bobby Melley had a double and a two-run homer on Friday at Liberty Baseball Stadium


UCONN vs Memphis AAC Tournament

UCONN vs Memphis AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)


UCONN Day 3 Practice in Clearwater

UCONN Day 3 Practice in Clearwater (photo by Stephen Slade)


UCONN vs USF Game 2

UCONN vs USF Game 2 (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn vs Houston 4/17/16

UConn vs Houston 4/17/16 (photo by Stephen Slade)

2017 Season: Drafted in the 16th Round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants…ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-American…Second Team All-Conference…First Team All-Northeast...Recipient of 2017 Lawrence R. Panciera MVP Award and 2017 James Allen Pitching Award…Set UConn single-season record with 14 saves in 2017…Finished sixth in UConn history with 14 career saves….Ranked first in The American and tied for 10th in the country in saves...Pitched more than an inning in 13 of 23 appearances…17 appearances featured multiple strikeouts…Logged 38 innings and 2.84 ERA…Went 3-2 with 66 strikeouts…Opponents hit .196 against...Picked up save against Texas (2/25) working 2.1 innings and struck out 3….Collected two saves at UC Davis allowing zero hits in 2.0 innings…Notched first win of career against BYU (3/17) with a two-inning performance that included six strikeouts…Secured two saves at No.16 East Carolina (3/31-4/1) with combined 2.2 innings of work with seven punch-outs…Career-high eight strikeouts in three-inning stint at Tulane (April 15)…Career-high 3.1 innings in elimination game of American Conference Championship vs. Memphis (3/ 26).

2016 Summer: Pitched in the Coastal Plains League with the Edenton Steamers...18 appearances ranked third on the team, logged 34.1 innings, struck out 51 batters...Team-best .202 batting average against (pitchers with at least five innings)...2-0, with 2.88 ERA and locked down one save.

2016 Season: Made five appearances out of the Husky bullpen, tossing 4.1 innings of relief. Struck out six batters, including a career-best three in 1.2 innings of scoreless relief against Liberty on March 4….Fired 0.2 scoreless innings against URI on May 17.

Before UConn: Played at UConn Avery Point...Finished his freshman campaign with a 6-1 overall record... Boasted a stellar 2.84 ERA with 64 strikeouts versus just eight walks in 44 innings pitched.

High School: Played his high school ball at Glastonbury under head coach Eric Frank...Served as a team captain as a senior...Named to the All-Conference and All-State squads...Selected as the Hartwell Leadership Award winner.

Personal: John Carlton Russell...Son of John and Marinella Russell...Has one sister, Rachel...A civil engineering major.