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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.
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.
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