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No. 3 Seed UConn Faces No. 6 Cincinnati Tuesday

The Huskies are 22-12 in Clearwater during the postseason since playing in 2009
May 22, 2017

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CLEARWATER, Fla. – Due to inclement weather on Wednesday, May 24, the Huskies will open The American Conference Championship on Tuesday, May 23 at noon against sixth-seeded Cincinnati.

The third-seeded Huskies return to Clearwater after winning their first-ever American Conference Championship in 2016. The Huskies have experienced success since the conference tournament moved to Clearwater in 2009 for the Big East.

 The Huskies sport a 22-12 record at Spectrum Field, formally Bright House Field, including winning the 2013 Big East Tournament title and 2016 American Athletic Conference Championship.

UConn is 39-29 overall in 18 conference tournament appearances in program history and are 27-16 under 14th-year head coach Jim Penders. The Huskies have won four conference tournament titles (1990, 1994, 2013, 2016) since beginning play in the Big East.

A complete tournament bracket with times, broadcast information, and seeding has been posted above.

UConn (31-23, 14-10 The American) enters the conference tournament winning its last series against East Carolina to finish tied for third in The American Conference standings. The Huskies placed six players on the first and second All-Conference teams and freshman left-hander Mason Feole earned Rookie Pitcher of the Year honors in The American.

Connecticut owns a 20-12 all-time record against Cincinnati in a series dating back to 2006 and took two of three from the Bearcats at J.O. Christian Field on April 28-30. The Bearcats finished the regular season with a 28-28 mark and 10-14 record in conference. R.J. Thompson and Ryan Noda both landed on the All-Conference second team.

Husky fans unable to make trip to Florida can keep up with the team during its postseason run by following @UConnBaseball on Twitter. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #HookC for updates throughout the 2017 season.

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