Friday, Feb. 24 at Texas 5:00 p.m. UFCU Disch-Falk Field
Saturday, Feb. 25 at Texas 3:00 p.m. UFCU Disch-Falk Field
Sunday, Feb. 26 at Texas 1:00 p.m. UFCU Disch-Falk Field
AUSTIN, Texas - Coming off its best four-game start since the 2006 season, the UConn baseball team travels to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns at UFCU Disch-Falk Field for a three-game set this weekend. All three games will be on The Longhorn Netowrk or on WatchESPN. You will need a subscription through your cable provider to access The Longhorn Network.
The Huskies (3-1) opened the season against UMass Lowell in Port St. Lucie, Fla. last weekend. Anthony Prato (Staten Island, N.Y.) started his UConn career off with a weekend to remember. The UConn shortstop hit .600 (6-10) with eight runs scored, five RBIs and six stolen bases.
UConn featured three other newcomers in the lineup throughout the opening series and all of them contributed throughout the series. Isaac Feldstein (Palo Alto, Calif.) led the team with seven hits, including two doubles and his first home run as a Husky.
Conor Moriarty (West Springfield, Mass) and Chris Winkel (Orange, Conn.) also hit their first career home runs. Moriarty finished the weekend hitting .333 (5-13) with two doubles added to the home run. Winkel hit safely in all four games for the Huskies.
On the mound, UConn collected three quality starts from Tim Cate, Wills Montgomerie and Mason Feole. Cate dominated on Opening Day, pitching 7.1 innings, allowing just two hits and logging a career-high 13 strikeouts. Montgomerie came up just shy of his career-high, striking out nine River Hawks in his six innings of work. Feole notched his first career win with six strong innings, giving up three hits and striking out seven.
UConn is 1-2 all-time against the University of Texas. This will be the first trip UConn makes to UFCU Disch-Falk Field; the previous three meetings with the Longhorns have been in College World Series (1979, 1972 & 1957).
Fans unable to attend can keep up with the Huskies by following @UConnBaseball on Twitter. Links to live stats and radio broadcasts are posted above.