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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- After blasting a season-best three home runs in a win over Holy Cross on Wednesday, the UConn baseball team returns to American Athletic Conference action when it takes on Memphis at FedExPark on April 29 -- May 1. The Huskies and Tigers will begin the three-game set on Friday with a 4 p.m. ET start, followed by a Saturday contest at 3 p.m. ET and a Sunday finale at 2 p.m. ET. All three games will be broadcasted on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.
UConn (22-18, 6-5 The American) cruised past the Crusaders, 5-1, on Wednesday at Hanover Insurance Park in Worcester, Mass. Senior OF Joe DeRoche-Duffin (Santa Ana, Calif.) notched two home runs on his 22nd birthday, becoming the first Husky to homer multiple times in one game since Ryan Fuller in 2012. The Husky bullpen allowed just two baserunners over the final 4.2 innings as the Huskies moved to 5-3 against competition from New England.
Connecticut owns a 5-3 all-time record against Memphis in a series dating back to 1999. The Tigers took two of three games against the Huskies at J.O. Christian Field in 2015.
Since April 10, UConn has won nine of 12 games, including five of its last seven conference tilts. Over the stretch, the Huskies have outscored opponents, 50-29, and have held teams to two or fewer runs on nine occasions.
Memphis enters the weekend with a 14-28 overall record, including an 8-13 mark on its home diamond.
UConn heads into the series at No. 6 in the country with 9.5 K/9 as a staff. Husky trio Anthony Kay (Stony Brook, N.Y.), Tim Cate (Manchester, Conn.), and Wills Montgomerie (Lakeville, Conn.) have combined for 191 Ks in 156.1 innings pitched (10.99 K/9).
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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