The Huskies improved to 24-18 overall with a pair of victories on Saturday at FedExPark
Joe Rivera earned his first career win with a 3.1 inning scoreless effort out of the bullpen
Troy Stefanski delivered a bases-clearing double in the eight to propel the Huskies past USC
UConn vs Florida NCAA Regional (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Georgia Tech NCAA (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs USF American Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs UCF (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Bryant (photo by Stephen Slade)
2017 Season: Medical Redshirt
2016 Summer: Pitched in four games with the Bristol Blues in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League...Logged five innnings and struck out five...Registered a scoreless outing against the Seacoast Mavericks on July 20, tossing an inning of work
2016 Season: Made 26 appearances out of the bullpen, serving as the team’s closer for the first half of the season….Racked up six saves, ranking sixth in the league…Did not allow an earned run in his final four appearances, which included relief efforts against Georgia Tech and Florida in the Gainesville Regional…Fired a career-best 2.1 innings of scoreless relief against Cincinnati (April 10) and UCF (May 14).
High School: Played four seasons at Trinity Catholic High School under head coach Tracy Nichols...Named the 2014 and 2015 FCIAC Player of the Year...A Class S First Team All-State member in 2013-15...Was named to the ALL-FCIAC team in all four seasons...Perfect Game All-American honorable mention... Named to the New Haven Register All-State squad...Finished his senior season with a 12-1 overall record on the mound with a stellar 0.66 ERA...As a shortstop, hit .508 as a junior and .443 as a senior.
Personal: Son of Cesar and Dexiret Polonia...Has one sister, Kiara...A nutritional sciences major.