Friday, April 7 vs. Memphis 3:00 p.m. J.O. Christian Field
Saturday, April 8 vs. Memphis 1 p.m. J.O. Christian Field
STORRS, Conn. – The Huskies welcome the University of Memphis to town this weekend in a three-game series to resume conference play.
UConn (16-10, 3-0 American) had its five-game winning streak snapped against Harford on Wednesday afternoon, 6-4. UConn completed a three-game sweep at No. 16/25 East Carolina last weekend to open conference play.
Tim Cate secured Conference Pitcher of the Week with a seven inning stint that included the left-hander tying his career-high with 13 punch-outs. The Manchester native only gave up five hits and one run, earning his second win of the season.
Memphis (20-9, 2-1 American) comes into Storrs riding a conference road series win last weekend at Cincinnati to kick off conference action. The Huskies recorded a 4-2 record against the Tigers last season. With the Huskies taking two of three from the Tigers in Memphis (4/30-5/1) and then went 2-1 in Clearwater against Memphis in the conference tournament, including a 5-0 win in The American Semifinals to advance the Huskies to the championship game.
Last year in conference play, the Huskies went 7-4 at J.O. Christian Field, including sweeps over Houston and UCF. UConn went 14-5 overall at home in 2016, including a five-game win streak to end last season.
Prior to Friday’s contest the Huskies will honor Nathan Goldberg who passed away in February of this year. Nathan attended UConn from 1948 to 1953 and played catcher as well as third base for the Huskies while becoming a letterwinner in 1951 and 1952. He was offered a contract to play with the Phillies out of college but chose to serve his country in the Air Force where he spent 27 years before retiring in 1980. Nathan completed three tours of duty in Vietnam and was a member of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilot Association.
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