Huskies honor members of the 2013 squad before an exhibtion with program alumni
The Huskies fall practices are underway
Former Husky is batting .303 and leads the NYPL in hits
Young third baseman was part of late-season run to '13 NCAA Tournament.
Chris Jones Of WHUS Radio takes us through the journey of the 2013 Huskies.
UConn vs Virginia Tech NCAA Baseball Game 2
UConn vs Oklahoma NCAA Baseball
UConn vs Virginia Tech NCAA Baseball
Baseball Day 2 in Backsburg VA
Photos by Steve Slade
2013 Season: Drafted in the fourth round by the New York Mets, at 116th overall... Named BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year by the league's coaches... Recognized as a Preseason All-America Third Team member by Baseball America... Selected as a member of the 2013 All- BIG EAST First Team... Finished the season with a BIG EAST leading 92 hits, giving him 295 for his career at UConn which ranks him second all-time... Batted a team-leading .354 with six home runs and 51 RBI... Ranked second in the BIG EAST with 134 total bases and tied for seventh with 50 runs scored... Recorded 29 steals in 33 attempts... Was the lone Husky to record an OBP above .400 (.408)... Smacked a team-leading 26 extra-base hits, including four triples... Held an impressive .960 fielding percentage, completing the season with 148 putouts and 188 assists... Recorded six hits in 15 at-bats at the BIG EAST Championship, driving in four and scoring five runs... Crushed a two-run homer in the BIG EAST Championship game against Notre Dame on 5/26, finishing the day with two hits and two runs scored... Recorded his fifth career four-hit game against Villanova on 4/12.
2012 SEASON: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the ninth round with the 280th overall pick...an All-BIG EAST First Team selection...named a NEIBA All-Star...selected to the ABCA Regional Second Team...named the BIG EAST player of the Week (3/12) and added to the BIG EAST Honor Roll (4/9)...appeared and started in 58 games...led the Huskies in almost every offensive category including batting average (.339), at-bats (239), runs (43), hits (81), runs batted in (38), doubles (19), home runs (9), rankingfifth in the league,and slugging percentage (.548)...recorded a 15-game hit streak from March 4-30...homered five times in six games from March 10-21, inlucindg wins over Oregon State (3/10) and Yale (3/21)...went three-for-five with two runs batted in and a home run at Boston College (4/3)...hit his ninth home run of the year and went 2-for-5 with three RBI in a comeback win at St. John's (4/15)...doubled twice and drove in the game-winning run on a walk-off double in the ninth inning at Dodd Stadium against Cincinnati (5/5)...went three-for-four with a home run and two runs scored vs. Louisville (5/25). 2012 SUMMER: Joined the Bourne Braves (CCBL) late in the summer and hit .275 in 10 games...drove in seven runs, while scoring four and adding a home run.
2011 SEASON: Was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team and honored as a NEIBA Second Team All-Star...also selected as a 2011 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Alternate...played and started in 65 games...batted .338 in a team-high 275 at-bats...recorded 93 hits including 23 doubles and 32 runs batted in...stole 2 bases at Villanova (4/15)...went 4-for-6 with three runs batted in at Bryant University (4/26)...had an on-base percentage of .392 and a slugging percentage of .491. 2011 SUMMER: Played 29 games and hit .223 for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League...hit six doubles, stole five bases and scored 13 runs.
2010 SEASON: Named to the Norwich Regional All-Tournament Team...appeared in 36 games with 93 at-bats... batted .312 with 29 hits and eight walks... recorded an on-base percentage of .373 and a slugging percentage of .548... scored 15 runs and had 18 runs batted in... went 4-for-6 with four runs batted in vs. Central Connecticut (6/5)... had three hits and two doubles in four at bats at West Virginia (4/1). 2010 SUMMER: Played for the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL)... registered 19 hits and 11 runs scored in 26 games... stole 11 bases.
High School: Graduated from IMG Pendleton School in Bradenton, Fla... a three-year letter winner between Greenwich H.S. (Conn.) and Ion Prep (N.Y.)...named a Rawlings Preseason All-American... while with Team Connecticut was a two-time National Champion in back-to-back years... ranked 247th in the Nation among 2009 high school graduates on PerfectGame.com ... ranked No. 1 prospect in Connecticut in 2009... won the Golden Bat award for Team Connecticut in 2009... Summer AAU First-Team All-American in National World Series.
Personal: A sociology major... born September 6, 1990... son of former Major League Baseball player, coach and manager, Lee Mazzilli... his sisters Jenna and Lacey also attended UConn.