Bark in the Park Day in Storrs
Bates with Two-RBI Single in Win
Kerns and Nakama Each with Two Hits
McDaniel Accounts for All Three Runs
Hernandez, Cutler Hit Home Runs
UConn vs BC (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Houston (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Hartford (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs ECU 4/17/16 (photo by Stephe Slade)
UConn vs Bryant (photo by Stephen Slade)
2016 (Junior Season): Started 48 games in 49 total appearances…Made 34 starts at third base and 12 at second base…Hit .260 with 34 hits, fifth-most on the team…Nine doubles and 15 RBI…Walked 22 times and struck-out just 12 times…Third in the American Athletic Conference in hit-by-pitch (13)…Reached base in 11 straight games, most of any UConn player…Eight multi-hit games, including going 2-for-3 with two runs scored in a win over East Carolina on April 17…Went 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored against Hartford on April 27.
2015 (Sophomore Season): Earned a starting assignment in 51 of the Huskies' 53 games... Posted a breakout season, ranking second on the team with a .289 batting average and first with a .428 on-base percentage... Ranked third in The American in OBP and also was one of four players in the league to have been hit by at least 10 pitches... Was one of four Huskies to score at least 20 runs (21) and swiped four bases in six attempts... Recorded a stellar .979 fielding percentage as the team's primary second baseman, starting three double plays.
2014 (Freshman Season): Saw significant action as a freshman, starting 44 games and playing in 48 contests... finished with a .186 batting average totaling 21 hits in 113 at bats ... scored nine runs and drove home seven runs ... cranked four doubles and was hit by pitches a team-high six times ... recorded 72 putouts and 21 assists, making just one error for a .989 fielding percentage.
High School: Attended Yorba Linda High in California... started at shortstop all four years in high school... three-time first team All-Empire League... earned second-team All-County honors... high school MVP in 2011... defensive player of the year in 2012 and offensive player of the year in 2013 for Yorba Linda... batted .414 and owned a fielding percentage of .950 senior year.
Personal: Born Aug. 10, 1994... siblings Trevor (19) and Jordan (17).