May 18, 2017
Thursday, May 18 vs. East Carolina 7:05 p.m. ET Dunkin’ Donuts Park
Friday, May 19 vs. East Carolina 3:00 p.m. ET J.O. Christian Field
Saturday, May 20 vs. East Carolina 1:00 p.m. ET J.O. Christian Field
STORRS, Conn. – The Huskies wrap up the regular season with a three-game series against East Carolina beginning on Thursday, May 18 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth/students/military and seniors. Gates will be open at 6 p.m.
UConn (29-22, 12-9) enters the series one-game back of first place in The American, occupied by Houston, UCF, USF. The Huskies could finish anywhere between first and fifth based on the results of the weekend.
Scouting East Carolina
East Carolina (28-25, 6-15) comes into the final regular season in last place in The American. The Pirates ranked in the top 10 nationally in the preseason but key injuries derailed the team. Co-Preseason Pitcher of the Year Evan Kruczynski and First Team All-Conference outfielder Dwanya Williams-Sutton have missed significant time.
The Huskies traveled to Greenville, N.C. to open conference play March 31-April 2 and swept the No. 16/25 Pirates in three close ballgames. It was the first time the Huskies had swept a road series against a top 25 opponent since March 2002 at No. 7 Notre Dame.
A few Huskies are closing in on milestones; Tim Cate sits at 90 strikeouts on the season. With nine strikeouts, Cate would collect his 200th for his career. Cate would be the second pitcher this season (Wills Montgomerie) to record his 200th career punch-out.
With 10 more strikeouts, Cate will also hit the century mark for the second-straight season and become the first UConn pitcher to have multiple 100 strikeout seasons.
The Huskies will honor seven seniors on Saturday, May 20 before the final game of the series against the Pirates. Doug Domnarski, Tyler Gnesda, Aaron Hill, Keith Krueger, Alex LeFevre, Ryan Radue and Andrew Zapata have all contributed to the program’s success, helping the Huskies win the 2016 American Conference Championship and reach the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in seven seasons.
If you are unable to make it to the games this weekend, you can stay up to date on all things UConn baseball on the twitter account, @UConnBaseball or on uconnhuskies.com. Live Stats, Radio and Video links are listed above for each contest.
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