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Baseball Closes Regular Season with Three at USF

Junior DH Tyler Gnesda enters the series on a team-best nine-game hit streak
May 18, 2016

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On a season-best six-game winning streak, the UConn baseball team rounds out regular-season action with a three-game series at USF on May 19-21. The Huskies and Bulls kick off action at USF Baseball Stadium on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. before a 6:30 p.m. Friday match-up and a 1 p.m. Saturday finale. All three contests will be broadcasted on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.

The Last Meeting
USF8
UConn6
April 4, 2015
J.O. Christian Field; Storrs, Conn.
Huskies Drop Series Finale To USF, 8-6
The UConn baseball team dropped its first series since the opening weekend in an 8-6 setback to USF on Saturday afternoon at J.O. Christian Field. The loss drops the Huskies to 19-11 on the year and 3-3 in The American, while the Bulls improve to 22-10-1 and 5-1 in league play.

UConn (30-22, 11-9 The American) picked up its 30th win of the season on Tuesday with a 14-4 victory over Rhode Island at J.O. Christian Field. The Huskies pounded out 16 hits in the victory, including the fourth four-hit game from sophomore 3B Willy Yahn (Sharon, Conn.) Junior RHP Andrew Zapata (Staten Island, N.Y.) picked up the win on the mound, firing 5.0 innings of two-run ball.

Connecticut owns a 20-29 all-time record against USF in a series dating back to 1968. The Bulls took two of three games in 2015 and have won four of six tilts since the programs joined The American prior to 2014 campaign.

With a victory over URI on Tuesday at J.O. Christian Field, the Huskies secured their second-straight 30-win season. Since Husky skipper Jim Penders arrived to the UConn campus in 2004, the team has reached the 30-win plateau in 10 of 13 seasons.

UConn won 14 of its 19 home games during the 2016 season, outscoring opponents, 107-73. The Huskies reached the double-digit win-plateau on their home diamond for the first time since the 2012 campaign (11- 5-1).

UConn enters the weekend at No. 10 in the country with 9.2 K/9 as a staff. Husky trio Anthony Kay, Tim Cate, and Wills Montgomerie have combined for 240 Ks in 210.0 innings pitched (10.29 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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