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Huskies Host No. 24 ECU on May 6-8

Tim Cate picked up the win with 11 strikeouts at ECU on April 23
May 4, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. –
After collecting an American Athletic Conference series win at Memphis, the UConn baseball team resumes league play when it hosts No. 24 East Carolina at J.O. Christian Field on May 6-8. The three-game series begins on Friday at 3 p.m. before a Saturday tilt at 1 p.m. and a Sunday finale at 11:30 a.m. All three games will be broadcasted on, 91.7 FM.

The Last Meeting
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April 24, 2016
Greenville, N.C.
Huskies fall, 3-2, in Rubber Game at No. 20 ECU
espite allowing just three hits, the UConn baseball team dropped a 3-2 rubber game to No. 20 East Carolina on Sunday, April 24 at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

UConn (24-19, 8-6 The American) collected its second-straight conference series win after taking two of three from the Tigers at FedExPark. The Huskies grabbed both ends of a Saturday doubleheader, behind a pair of home runs off the bat of senior OF Joe DeRoche-Duffin (Santa Ana, Calif.), who earned his second league Player of the Week accolade of the season on Monday.

Since April 10, UConn has won 11 of 15 games, including seven of its last 10 conference tilts. Over the stretch, the Huskies have outscored opponents, 74-41, and have held teams to two or fewer runs on 11 occasions.

The Pirates enter the weekend with a 27-16-1 overall record, checking in at No. 24 on the most recent USA Today Coaches’ Poll on May 2. At 8-6-1 in league play, ECU sits in fourth place and is a half-game back of the Huskies.

Connecticut owns a 7-31 all-time record against the Pirates in a series dating back to 1979. ECU has won seven of 10 contests since the two programs joined The American prior to the 2015 campaign.

With 265 career hits, senior Bobby Melley (Barnstable, Mass.) ranks second among active NCAA Division I  baseball players. In addition to his ranking in hits, Melley currently ranks in the top-10 among all active players in career doubles 54th - 56) and RBIs (8th - 153).

After missing 15 games to open the season, junior closer Patrick Ruotolo (Peabody, Mass.) leads the team with a 1.35 ERA and is one of eight Huskies to boast a K/9 above 9.00 (10.35). He has not allowed a run over his last nine appearances, spanning 13.2 innings.

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.