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Baseball Holds First Scrimmage Of Spring Practice

Andrew Zapata was one of six pitchers to work during Thursday's scrimmage
Jan. 29, 2015

TOLLAND, Conn. -- With barely two weeks until opening day, the UConn baseball team continued spring practice with its first scrimmage since practice began on Jan. 23. The Huskies held an intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday (Jan. 29) at the Star Hill Athletic Center in Tolland.

Playing in live situations for the first time since fall ball, the Huskies utlizied the turf field at Star Hill for a closer simulation of game conditions. Freshman William Montgomerie (Lakeville, Conn.) got the start for one side against classmate Jack Riley (West Boylston, Mass.). Other pitchers who took a turn on the bump included Trevor Holmes (Ashland, Mass.), Andrew Zapata (Staten Island, N.Y.), Dan Rajkowski (New Canaan, Conn.) and Joe Rivera (Southington, Conn.).

Following the scrimmage, junior captain Bobby Melley (Barnstable, Mass.) and head coach Jim Penders shared their thoughts on the scrimmage and the preseason overall. Their interview can be seen below:

Over the next 15 days, will preview the 2015 season with an in-depth series of features and postion-by-position breakdowns. Up first in the coming days will be a story on redshirt-senior Jordan Tabakman (Pompton Plains, N.J.) and the UConn starting pitchers.

UConn opens the season on Feb. 13 for the first of three games at Florida Atlantic.