UConn has now had 84 players selected in program history
Joe DeRoche-Duffin hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning
Carson Cross, Vinny Siena and Jim Penders received major awards from NEIBA
UConn is tied for the league-high with seven members of the All-Conference teams
The Huskies scored in double-figures for the second-straight day
UConn vs Tulane AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs UCF AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
Huskies Tuesday Practice at Bright House Field (photos by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Cincinnati (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Memphis Baseball
2015 Season: American Athletic Conference Second Team All-Conference…NEIBA All-New England Second Team…Johnny Bench Award midseason watch list...appeared in all 60 games and made 59 starts, primarily at catcher and also seeing time in left field…led the nation with 11 sacrifice flies…hit .286 with seven home runs and 39 RBIs…added seven doubles, 33 runs scored and 24 walks…was hit by 20 pitches, tops in The American…reached base at a .392 clip…went 4-for-8 with two RBIs in a series vs. Siena (Feb. 21-23)…hit a home run in a win at No. 23 Kennesaw State (Feb. 28), also making his first career start in the outfield during that contest…went yard again at FIU (March 6)…had two hits, a home run and two RBIs vs. Sacred Heart (March 11)…went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs vs. Yale (March 24)…followed with a 2-for-3, three RBI performance and another home run the next day at CCSU (March 25)…had three hits at Hartford (April 8)…went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs at No. 12 UCF (April 11)…had four hits, including a home run, and three RBIs vs. Massachusetts (April 21)…was 5-for-9 with four RBIs in the first two games of a series with Cincinnati (May 8-9)…drew two walks and drove in a run against Tulane at The American Championship (May 22).
2014 Season: All-Conference First Team...played in 50 games, starting 48...batted .275 with a .376 on-base percentage, finishing second on the team with 34 RBIs...added nine doubles, a triple and a home run...stole three bases, drew 22 walks and scored 22 runs...was 19-for-55 throwing out attempted base stealers, good for a 34.5 caught stealing rate...batted .409 with runners in scoring position...went 2-for-5 with an RBI at Florida (March 9)...was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs vs. St. Peter's (March 14)...picked up three hits and two RBIs vs. Central Connecticut (March 19)...went 2-for-3 with three RBIs vs. Brown (April 9)...had a triple, two runs and two RBIs at Cincinnati (April 13)...had a career day, going 4-for-5 with a double, two runs and five RBIs, at Memphis (May 4)...named to The American weekly honor roll on May 5...went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs vs. UCF (May 15)...named to the 2013-14 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
2013 Season: Saw action in 54 games, making 47 starts... Ended the year with a .254 batting average in 171 at-bats... Finished second on the team with four home runs... held an impressive .365 OBP as he struck out just 23 times while drawing 19 walks... Tied for fourth in the BIG EAST with 15 runners caught stealing... Stole six bases in eight attempts... Recorded three hits in 14 at-bats in the BIG EAST Championship... Recorded a career high three hits against Villanova (April 14) to go along with two RBI... Hit his first career home run against Seton Hall (March 30).
High School: Played four seasons of varsity baseball for head coach Mike Liebdzinski at Norwin High School...earned All-Section honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...helped the team to four straight section championships...WPIAL Player of the Year as a junior...set Norwin career record for batting averages at .560...named to the 2012 WPIAL All-Star Team.
Personal: Maxwell Robert McDowell. Born: Jan. 12, 1994. Parents: Bob and Linda McDowell. Siblings: Alex and Maddie.. A management major at UConn.