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Baseball Opens Conference Play vs. Tulane

Anthony Kay picked up the save in the last meeting vs. Tulane on May 22, 2015
March 31, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. -
After opening the 2016 schedule with 23-straight non-league games, the UConn baseball team begins American Athletic Conference play on April 1-3 when it hosts Tulane at J.O. Christian Field. The Huskies and Green Wave will kick off the three-game series on Friday at 1 p.m. before a 1 p.m. Saturday tilt and a noon Sunday finale. All three games will be broadcasted on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.

The Last Meeting
Tulane6
UConn7
May 22, 2015
Clearwater, Fla.
Baseball Rallies For Five-Run Eighth In 7-6 Win Over Tulane At American Championship
Joe DeRoche-Duffin hit a two-run home run to cap a five-run eighth inning and erase a four-run deficit for the UConn baseball team (35-24) in a 7-6 victory over Tulane (34-23) on Friday afternoon at Bright House Field. The victory keeps the Huskies alive at the 2015 American Championship and marks their second-straight triumph in a win-or-go-home scenario at the double-elimination style tournament.

UConn (12-11, 0-0 The American) picked up its third-straight win on Tuesday, downing Boston College, 9-4, at Shea Field behind a scoreless 5.0 inning effort from redshirt-sophomore RHP Sam Nepiarsky (Orange, Conn.).

The Huskies own a 3-2 all-time mark against the Green Wave with all five meetings coming during the 2015 season. Connecticut won two of three in New Orleans on March 27-29, 2015 before splitting a pair of games at the 2016 American Baseball championship.

Tulane enters the weekend series with an 18-7 overall mark, including a 3-4 record on the road. The program was receiving votes in the most recent USA Today Coaches' poll.

Through six weekends of play, UConn ranks 11th in the country with a 9.6 K/9 mark, 37th with 2.13 doubles/gm, 40th with 0.95 homers/gm, and 49th with 7.0 runs/gm.

Since breaking into the rotation on March 12 vs. William & Mary, freshman Tim Cate (Manchester, Conn.) has allowed just one earned run in three starts. The LHP's 13.90 K/9 mark ranks third in the country, while his 0.40 ERA sits at fourth among all qualified pitchers.

Sophomore infielder Willy Yahn (Sharon, Conn.) has racked up a team-leading 35 hits in 2016, behind 10 multi-hit games. The right-handed hitter leads the team with a .340 batting average and ranks eighth in the conference among qualified hitters.

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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