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Baseball Set for Midweeks Against Northeastern, Hartford

Andrew Zapata earned the win in the Huskies' 9-1 win over Northeastern in 2015
April 4, 2016

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After opening conference play with a split against Tulane in a snow-shortened weekend at J.O. Christian Field, the UConn baseball team returns to the diamond for a pair of midweek contests against Northeastern and Hartford. The Huskies will head to Friedman Diamond on Tuesday, April 5 to challenge the Brookline-based Huskies at 3 p.m. before hosting the Hawks on Wednesday, April 6 at 3 p.m. in Storrs.

The Last Meeting
April 7, 2015
J.O. Christian Field; Storrs, Conn.
Zapata, Late Offensive Surge Lead UConn To 9-1 Win Over Northeastern
Andrew Zapata tossed seven one-run innings and the UConn baseball team (20-11) broke open a 9-1 victory over Northeastern (11-19) late on a rainy Tuesday afternoon at J.O. Christian Field. The victory for Zapata (2-0) came in his first start at home after making 13 starts away from Storrs to open his career.

The Last Meeting
April 8, 2015
West Hartford, Conn.
UConn Drops 6-1 Decision At Hartford
The UConn baseball team left 11 runners on base and fell, 6-1, at Hartford on Wednesday afternoon at Fiondella Field. The loss drops the Huskies to 20-12 on the year and is their first setback to a New England rival, while the Hawks improve to 11-16.

UConn (13-12, 1-1 The American) picked up a 9-4 win over the Green Wave in its conference opener on Friday before dropping a 14-5 decision on Saturday. Junior ace Anthony Kay (3-2) picked up his third win of the season in Friday’s win, moving into a tie for 12th on the program’s all-time list.

Connecticut owns a 54-18-1 all-time mark against Northeastern in a series that dates back to the 1923 season. UConn has won five of the last six meetings since the 2009 season, including a 9-1 victory in the last tilt on April 7, 2015. The Huskies are 36-14 all-time against the Hawks since the series began in 1985 with their last win coming in a 9-1 affair on March 26, 2013.

UConn sports a 2-0 mark against competition from the Colonial Athletic Conference in 2016, outscoring William & Mary, 21-3, in a pair of neutral-site wins on March 11-12 in Northridge, Calif.

The Huskies have won three of their four midweek contests this season, most recently topping Boston College, 9-4, at Shea Field.

Through 25 games, Willy Yahn (.324) and Jack Sundberg (.323) rank in the top-10 in the American Athletic Conference in batting average, while senior co-captain Bobby Melley checks in among the top-10 in runs scored (26), RBIs (27), walks (22) and OBP (.412). On the hill, Anthony Kay (48) and Tim Cate (42) are in the top-eight in strikeouts, while freshman RHP Randy Polonia is fifth in the league with three saves.

Fans unable to attend the games can keep up with the Huskies during the season by following @UConnBaseball on Twitter. Links to live stats and radio broadcasts are posted above.