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Willy Yahn
Willy  Yahn

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sharon, Conn.

High School:
Housatonic Valley Regional

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
11/07/1995


05/31/2017

Andy Baylock to be Inducted into 2017 NEIBA Hall of Fame

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

05/26/2017

Huskies Survive and Advance to Semifinals

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

05/23/2017

Huskies Open Championship With 12-3 Win Over Cincinnati

Huskies advance to winner's bracket to face Houston on Thursday, May 25 at 3 p.m.

05/22/2017

Six Huskies Earn All-Conference Recognition

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

06/03/2016

Baseball Opens Gainesville Regional with 7-6 Win Over Georgia Tech

The Huskies scored seven runs in the second inning and held off the Jackets behind six-innings of work from freshman LHP Tim Cate

05/27/2017

UCONN vs Houston AAC Tournament semifinal

UCONN vs Houston AAC Tournament semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)

05/26/2017

UCONN vs Memphis AAC Tournament

UCONN vs Memphis AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)

05/25/2017

UCONN vs Houston AAC Tournament

UCONN vs Houston AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)

05/24/2017

UCONN Day 3 Practice in Clearwater

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

05/23/2017

UConn vs Cincinnati AAC Tournament

UConn vs Cincinnati AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)

2017 Season: Drafted in the 25th Round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles…Won 2017 Hirschhorn Foundation Award, given to the player that best displayed mental toughness and dealt with adversity…Finished 14th in UConn history with 207-career hits…Ranks 20th in program history with 38 doubles…Second Team All-Conference in 2017…Missed first three weeks of the season with a broken hand…Led the Huskies with a .317 batting average and 19 multi-hit contests…Collected 60 hits, 12 doubles, two triples and two home runs…Chipped in 26 RBIs and tied for the team lead with a .376 on-base percentage…Second longest hitting streak on the team over a 14-game stretch (4/15-5/12)…Returned from injury against UC Davis and logged a two-hit performance including an RBI single...Contributed three hits and scored three runs in a victory at BYU (3/17)…Hit a go-ahead two-run double against Seton Hall (3/26) to propel the Huskies to series win… Hit first home run of the season vs. Hartford (4/5)…Hit a game-tying RBI single in the seventh vs. #23 USF that aided the Huskies in eventual walk-off win…Drilled his second career grand slam vs. Cincinnati in The American Championship opener.

2016 Summer: Played for the Bourne Braves in the prestigious Cape Cod League...Despite breaking his hand in the NCAA Tournament, competed in 49 games for the Braves, including the CCBL Playoffs, and was recognized as a CCBL All-Star...recorded a .290 AVG with 51 hits consisting of eight doubles, two triples and 13 RBI’s...recorded 14 multi-hit games...used primarily in the leadoff spot as a Brave.

2016 Season: An American Athletic Conference First Team member… Named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Northeast Second Team… One of two Huskies to start in all 63 games…. Hit a team-best .319 as the team’s primary third baseman… Led The American with 88 total hits and ranked among the top-10 in batting average (.319), runs (48), doubles (20) and RBIs (46)… Tallied a team-best 25 multi-hit efforts and recorded four of the Huskies’ nine four-hit contests… Stole seven bases in 10 attempts… Tallied three hits in five at-bats with a pair of RBIs in the Huskies’ NCAA Regional victory over Georgia Tech (June 3)… Posted seven-straight multi-hit efforts from May 14-25… Had four hits, scored two runs and picked up two RBIs in a win over URI on May 17… Tallied a career-best five RBIs and picked up four hits in a win against William & Mary on March 11.

2015 Season: Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American...American Athletic Conference Second Team All-Conference....NEIBA All-New England Second Team...played in 46 games, starting the final 43 at third base...finished fifth in The American with a .342 batting average...added six doubles, two triples, three home runs and 31 RBIs...scored 28 runs and stole four bases...finished among the national leaders with 12.3 at bats per strikeout, going down on strikes only 13 times in 172 at bats...recorded 18 multi-hit games...had a hit in his collegiate debut vs. Siena (Feb. 21)...hit a two-run home run in his first career start at William & Mary (March 18)...went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and four RBIs vs. Yale (March 24)...had four more RBIs and another triple at CCSU (March 25)...had two hits, a double, two runs and two RBIs vs. Boston College (March 31)...went 3-for-6 with two RBIs at No. 12 UCF (April 11)...scored three times and hit a late two run home run vs. Holy Cross (April 29)...had three hits and two RBIs at East Carolina (May 1)...went 4-for-5 at Rhode Island (May 12)...had five hits in four games at the American Championship (May 20-23).

High School: Played four years of varsity baseball at Housatonic...two-time CHSCA All-State...three-time Berkshire League All-Conference...three-time All-Area for Litchfield County and 2014 All-Area MVP...2014 Perfect Game All-Region honorable mention...two-time Perfect Game Underclass All-American honorable mention...hit .662 as a junior and .590 as a senior...struck out only once in his final two high school seasons...was also a pitcher as a junior and senior, winning 15 games and striking out 206 batters...won the Berskshire Leauge Steve Reich Pitcher of the Year Award twice...Played soccer as well at Housatonic, starting at goalkeeper for four years and earning a pair of All-State nods...Holds the Housatonic record with 23 shutouts in goal...won the Student Athlete Award as a senior and was an honors student.

Personal: William Wallace Yahn...Born Nov. 7, 1995...Son of Walter and Joanie Yahn...Has two older sisters, Ellie and Maggie...Journalism major.

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