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SAN ANTONIO - Beginning its search for its fourth NCAA Tournament berth in the last seven seasons, the University of Connecticut baseball team will open up the 2016 regular season with a three-game weekend series at UTSA out of Conference USA. The Huskies and Roadrunners will meet at Roadrunner Field on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. before a 3 p.m. tilt on Feb. 20 and a 1 p.m. finale on Feb. 21.
In 119 years of competition since its inception in 1896, the Husky baseball program holds an all-time record of 1,676-1337-29 (.556), including a 417-295-4 (.585) mark under 13th-year head coach Jim Penders.
Connecticut owns a 52-65-2 all-time record in season openers with its last win coming in the 2012 campaign when the squad topped Indiana, 8-0.
UConn and UTSA have never met on the baseball diamond prior to this weekend's series. The Roadrunners are one of five programs the Huskies are scheduled to face for the first time in school history during the 2016 season.
Friday's meeting will be the first of 17 games the Huskies will play away from home to open the season. Connecticut's 56-game regular season slate includes 21 home contests at J.O. Christian Field, set to begin on March 22 vs. Yale.
The Roadrunners are coming off a 33-25 season in 2015, compiling a 17-13 Conference USA record before bowing out in the league tournament.
UConn owns a 10-12 all-time mark against competition from Conference USA, including a 2-4 record in 2015.
In December, five Huskies (Anthony Kay, Jack Sundberg, Bobby Melley, Willy Yahn, Joe DeRoche-Duffin) were honored by the American Athletic Conference as preseason All-Conference selections. As a team, UConn earned one first-place vote on its way to a fourth-place finish in the preseason coaches' poll.
Fans unable to attend the game can keep up with the Huskies during the season by following @UConnBaseball on Twitter. Links to live stats and radio broadcasts are posted above.
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