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Baseball Heads To Cincinnati for Three-Game Set

Jack Sundberg ranks third in program history with 76 career steals entering the weekend
April 7, 2016


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CINCINNATI, Ohio -
The UConn baseball team continues American Athletic Conference play when it travels to Marge Schott Stadium for a three-game series with the Cincinnati on April 8-10. The Huskies and Bearcats will begin the series with a pair of 6 p.m. contests on Friday and Saturday before rounding out the weekend with a 1 p.m. finale on Sunday.

The Last Meeting
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May 10, 2015
J.O. Christian Field; Storrs, Conn.
UConn Finishes Sweep Of Cincinnati, 9-4, On Senior Day
The UConn baseball team used a strong performance from its six-member senior class on Senior Day to finish off a sweep of Cincinnati in a 9-4 victory on Sunday afternoon. The Huskies improve to 32-20 and 11-10 in American Athletic Conference play on the year, while the Bearcats drop to 15-35 and 6-15 in league action.

UConn (13-13, 1-1 The American) is coming off a 4-3 loss to Hartford on Wednesday, despite home runs from seniors Joe DeRoche-Duffin (Santa Ana, Calif.) and Bryan Daniello (Norwalk, Conn.).  Sophomore RHP Wills Montgomerie (Lakeville, Conn.) did not allow a run in 2.1 innings on the hill, fanning five Hartford hitters in his fifth start of the season.  

The Huskies own a 17-9 all-time mark against the Bearcats in a series that dates back to 2006. Connecticut swept the three-game season series against Cincinnati in 2015 and has won five of six match-ups since the programs began play in the American Athletic Conference in 2014.

Cincinnati (14-15, 2-1 The American) enters the weekend having won 13 of its previous 17 games, including a 10-game winning streak that stretched from March 11-25. The Bearcats sport a 12-3 record at home, including a series victory over USF on April 1-3.

With a team-best 11 steals in 2016, senior OF Jack Sundberg has moved into a tie with George Springer for third on the program's all-time career steals list (76). Next up, Dennis Dwyer (1991-94), who registered 80 thefts.

Sophomore infielder Willy Yahn has racked up a team-leading 38 hits in 2016, behind 11 multi-hit games. The right-handed hitter leads the team with a .328 batting average and ranks eighth in the conference among qualified hitters.

Through seven weekends of play, UConn ranks eighth in the country with a 9.6 K/9 mark, 38th with 2.12 doubles/gm, 50th with 7.0 runs per game and 74th with 0.76 homers/gm.

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.


 

 

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