May 24, 2017
CLEARWATER, Fla -- The UConn baseball team prepares for No. 25 Houston in a 2017 American Championship winner's bracket contest on Thursday, May 24 at 3 p.m. The game can be viewed on The American Digital Network or on 91.7 FM WHUS/fm.whus.org
The Huskies opened the conference tournament with a 12-3 victory over Cincinnati, recording a season-high in runs scored. Anthony Prato led the way with a 4-5 day at the plate with three runs scored and three RBIs.
The Huskies face the second-seeded Cougars with a chance to advance to the semifinals. The Huskies are 1-2 against the Cougars after dropping a series on the road (May 5-7).
The Huskies send First Team All-Conference performer Tim Cate to the hill. Cate is coming off a complete game shutout against East Carolina on May 18. Cate allowed just five hits and punched out eight batters. The lefty is approaching a couple milestones in a UConn uniform. With one strikeout, the Manchester native notched his 200th in his career.
Cate can also make history with two more strikeouts to eclipse the century mark for the season. Cate would become the first UConn pitcher to record multiple 100 strikeout seasons.
The Huskies and Cougars faced off in last year's American Athletic Conference Championship game that the Huskies won 7-2 to win its first-ever American Conference Championship.
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.