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Baseball Readies For Three-Game Series at Liberty

Bobby Melley leads the team with a stellar .478 batting average in 2016
March 2, 2016

GAMES 7-9: at Liberty
March 4-6 // Liberty Baseball Stadium // Lynchburg, Va.
UConn Huskies

2016 Record: 4-2
2016 Home: 0-0
2016 Away/Neutral: 2-2/2-0
2016 The American: 0-0
2016 Runs/Game: 11.83
2016 Batting Avg.: .338
2016 Team ERA: 3.40
Head Coach: Jim Penders (UConn '94)
At UConn: 421-297-4, 13 seasons
Liberty Flames

2016 Record: 5-4
2016 Home: 1-0
2016 Away/Neutral: 1-3/3-1
2016 Big South: 0-0
2016 Runs/Game: 6.00
2016 Batting Avg.: .266
2016 Team ERA: 4.98
Head Coach: Jim Toman (NC State `85)
At Liberty: 302-182-1, nine seasons

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LYNCHBURG, Va. - Fresh off a weekend sweep at the 2016 Governors Classic, the UConn baseball team returns to the diamond when it opens up a three-game set at Liberty on March 4-6. The Huskies and Flames will open the series on Friday at Liberty Baseball Stadium at 3 p.m. before a 2 p.m. Saturday tilt and a 1 p.m. Sunday finale.

UConn (4-2) scored 56 runs over three games in wins over No. 12 Missouri St., Austin Peay, and Alcorn St. last weekend in Clarksville, Tenn. Junior DH Tyler Gnesda (Laguna Nigel, Calif.) went 7-for-14 with two homers and 11 RBI over the weekend en route to a selection as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

The Huskies own a 3-2 all-time series edge against the Flames in a series dating back to 1977. The two programs last met in the 1998 season when Connecticut collected a 6-5 win.

Offensively, The Huskies have scored at least one run in 13 of their last 18 at-bats and rank sixth in the country with 11.8 runs per game. Through two weekends of play, UConn ranks eighth with 3.17 doubles/gm, 18th with nine home runs, and 26th with a .432 on-base percentage.

In 13 seasons of competition under the watch of head coach Jim Penders, UConn owns a 421-297-4 record, advancing to three NCAA Tournaments and winning the 2013 Big East Tournament crown.

At 4-2, UConn is off to its best start since it opened the 2010 season with five wins in its first six games.

The Flames enter the weekend with a 5-4 record, most recently coming off a 6-5 setback to Old Dominion on Tuesday afternoon. Liberty owns a 1-0 record on its home field this season. 

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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