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Kay Named Conference Pitcher Of The Week, Siena Makes Weekly Honor Roll

Anthony Kay is The American's pitcher of the week after eight shutout innings on Feb. 28
March 2, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Sophomore pitcher Anthony Kay has been named American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league announced on Monday (March 2). In addition, UConn baseball teammate Vinny Siena picked up a spot on the league's weekly honor roll.

The award for Kay (Stony Brook, N.Y.), the first player of the week honor for a Husky this season, comes after he picked up his first win of 2015 with eight shutout inning on Saturday, Feb. 28 at nationally-ranked Kennesaw State. The southpaw allowed only two hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in the dominant performance, resulting in a 7-0 UConn win that clinched a weekend series with the Owls.

Kay was also honored by The American last week when he picked up an honor roll nod after he set new career-highs with eight innings pitched and 10 strikeouts against Siena on Feb. 22. Overall this season, Kay holds a 1-1 record with a 0.78 ERA and 24 strikeouts against four walks in 23.0 innings. He is holding opposing batters to a .095 batting average against and is among the national leaders with 2.74 hits allowed/nine innings and a 0.48 WHIP.

The honor roll nod for Siena (Woodbridge, Conn.) comes after he hit .400 with six RBIs in UConn's 3-1 week. He started the week with a two-triple, five-RBI performance on Feb. 23 against Siena College, becoming the first Husky with two triples in a game since Billy Ferriter in the 2011 NCAA Clemson Regional. He followed that up by hitting .429 (6-for-14) in UConn's series at Kennesaw State, adding a double and a pair of runs scored. Siena currently leads the Huskies with a .333 batting average through nine contests.



UConn returns to the diamond this weekend for a three-game series in Miami at Florida International. The Huskies and Panthers kick of the set on Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m.