STORRS, Conn. - After posting a 35-win season in 2015, the UConn baseball team is set to begin its fall schedule on Friday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. ET with its annual Scout Day, as announced by head coach Jim Penders on Tuesday.
The fall scout day is an annual tradition that sees the Huskies welcome dozens of major league talent evaluators to J.O. Christian Field. UConn has had 84 players selected in the MLB draft in the history of the program, including 38 since Penders took the helm in 2004. In 2015, three Huskies, Vinny Siena, Max McDowell and Carson Cross were taken in the first 15 rounds of the draft. Additionally, five former Huskies, Matt Barnes ('11), Mike Olt ('11), Nick Ahmed ('11), George Springer ('11) and Scott Oberg ('12) hold spots on current MLB rosters.
16 days later, the squad will hold its annual Barbecue and Alumni Game on Sept. 27, where the 2015 team awards will be revealed. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Both the scout day and alumni game are open to the public and media and free-of-charge.
Earlier this month, Penders announced that the team would hold fall walk-on tryouts on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Interested students can find more information by CLICKING HERE.
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