BATON ROUGE, La. -- The University of Connecticut softball team is set to begin the 2016 season on Friday, Feb. 12 when it travels to Baton Rouge, La. to participate in the three-day LSU Tiger Classic. The Huskies begin non-conference play with a showdown against Pacific at 12 p.m. ET at Tiger Park before squaring off against North Florida at 2:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Connecticut faces Ohio State at 9:30 a.m. and takes on tournament host No. 3 LSU at 5 p.m. The Huskies round out the weekend with a Sunday tilt against North Florida set for 9 a.m.
UConn is 22-19 all-time in season openers, including three wins in the past four seasons. The Huskies return 12 letterwinners from a season ago and welcomed five new members to the squad during the fall season.
In all, the Huskies return 77.4 percent of the total runs, 77.6 percent of the hits, 71.4 percent of doubles, 74.0 percent of the homeruns and 70.4 percent of the RBIs from a team that hit .237 during last season's campaign.
UConn has done battle with each team at least once on the diamond. The Huskies sport a 1-1 all-time record against Pacific and lost their sole meetings with North Florida and LSU. Connecticut holds a 1-3 mark against Ohio State.
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