STORRS, Conn. – After kicking off the fall season with Scout Day on Sept. 10, the UConn baseball team continues its fall slate when it hosts its annual Alumni Game on Sunday, Sept. 27. 13th-year head coach Jim Penders will hand out 2015 team awards at 12:45 p.m. and first pitch of the game will take place at 2:30 p.m. The contest is open to the public.
Many former Huskies, including Doug Elliot (‘11), Eliot Glynn (’11), Pierre LePage (’10), Tom Verdi (’14), Anthony Marzi (’14), David Fischer (’12), Dennis Accomando (’09), John Folino (’09), Kevin Vance (’11), Pat Mahoney (’08), Jordan Tabakman (’15) and Ted Hurvul (’12), will be in attendance for the game. Last season, the current players defeated the Alumni, 17-0, in a friendly exhibition contest.
Two weeks ago, the team welcomed over over three dozen major league talent evaluators to Storrs to run the current crop of Huskies through fielding, hitting and pitching drills.
Earlier this month, the program reached new heights when five former Huskies held spots on MLB rosters at one time. Former CF George Springer (’11) returned to the lineup for the Houston Astros after suffering a wrist injury in early July, while Nick Ahmed(’11) has held down the starting shortstop position for the Arizona Diamondbacks, boasting a .346 batting average over his last seven games. Mike Olt (’11) was picked up on waivers by the Chicago White Sox and joined the club immediately, playing in 15 games since Sept. 6. Scott Oberg (’12) has appeared out of the 58 times for the Colorado Rockies after making his big league debut in April, while Matt Barnes (’11) has rejoined the Red Sox bullpen.
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