April 12, 2010
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut baseball team has been ranked in the Baseball America Top-25 Poll as the No. 25 team in the country. The Huskies earn the Baseball America ranking for the first time in program history.
The weekly ranking, which was released on Monday, April 12, marks the first time UConn has been nationally ranked since the final Collegiate Baseball Poll in 1979, when the Huskies were tagged as the No. 8 team in the country after their College World Series appearance.
The 2010 UConn squad is currently 22-7 on the year and 7-2 in BIG EAST Conference play. The Huskies are riding a 10-game win streak and have won their last seven league contests, marking the best BIG EAST run for the Huskies since the 2006 season. During that year, UConn won eight straight BIG EAST games.
Last week, UConn went 6-0 as the Huskies swept Villanova in a three-game weekend series after defeating Massachusetts in its home-and-home series and Hartford on the road.
The Huskies will play 11 games in 13 days beginning on Tuesday when Hartford visits J.O. Christian Field for a 3:00 p.m. non-conference match-up.