May 17, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – The UConn baseball team has earned the No. 7 seed in the upcoming 2014 American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. The Huskies begin tournament pool play on Wednesday, May 21, with the tournament culminating with the championship game on ESPNU on Sunday, May 25. All other games will be available on The American Digital Network, and UConn contests can be heard on WHUS.org.
The Huskies will kick off the Championship with the first game of pool play on May 21, taking on No. 2 seed UCF at 11 a.m. UConn will then take on No. 3 Houston on May 22 at 11 a.m., before concluding pool play with No. 6 Temple on May 24, also at 11 a.m.
Connecticut finished the 2014 regular season with a record of 26-29, and a 9-14 mark in American Athletic Conference play, tied with Temple for sixth in the league. Due to the Owls taking a series in Storrs earlier this season, they earned the higher seed.
UConn went 3-6 during the season against the three teams in its pool, taking two of three this weekend against UCF and falling in three contests earlier this month against Houston. The Huskies went 1-2 in a three-game set with Temple back in April.
Bright House Field marks the spot that UConn won the 2013 Big East Tournament crown, taking home its first conference tournament title since 1994 in its final season in the league. The Huskies, who entered the tournament as its eighth seed, defeated top-seeded Louisville, South Florida and Rutgers to advance to the title game, where they took down Notre Dame.
Should the Huskies advance out of pool play, the winners of Pool A and Pool B will play in the championship game on Sunday at noon.
Action in Clearwater will begin on Tuesday, May 22 with a parade of teams and All-Conference award ceremony, followed by the 2014 Home Run Derby. For more information on the Championship, visit www.TheAmerican.org/baseball.
No. 1 Louisville (43-13, 19-5 American)
No. 4 Rutgers (29-23, 14-9 American)
No. 5 USF (26-29, 10-14 American)
No. 8 Memphis (28-28, 8-16 American)
No. 2 UCF (34-22, 17-7 American)
No. 3 Houston (41-14, 14-9 American)
No. 6 Temple (14-30, 9-14 American)
No. 7 UConn (26-29, 9-14 American)
UConn Pool Play Schedule
Wednesday, May 21 – vs. No. 2 UCF – 11 a.m.
Thursday, May 22 – vs. No. 3 Houston – 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 24 – vs. No. 6 Temple – 11 a.m.