TROY, Ala. - The University of Connecticut softball team is set to kick off the 2015 season on Friday, Feb. 20 when it travels to Troy, Ala. to participate in the three-day Trojan Invitational. The Huskies begin non-conference play with a tilt against Kennesaw State at 11 a.m. ET at the Troy Softball Complex before squaring off against host Troy at 4 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, Connecticut takes on Troy at 4 p.m. and then faces Evansville at 6:30 p.m. The Huskies round out the weekend invitational with a Sunday battle against NIU set for 11 a.m.
UConn is 21-19 all-time in season openers, including two wins in the past three seasons. The game will mark the first under head coach Jen McIntyre, who came to the Huskies after serving as the associate head coach at Boston University in 2014.
UConn returns 13 letterwinners from a season ago and welcomed four new Huskies to the squad during the fall season.
In all, the Huskies return 81.3 percent of the total runs, 74.1 percent of the hits, 82.9 percent of doubles, 77.2 percent of the homeruns and 78.6 percent of the RBIs from a team that hit .237 during last season's campaign. Additionally, the Huskies welcome back 84.6 percent of wins and 89.8 percent of total innings pitched.
The Huskies have never met Kennesaw St. on the diamond. Connecticut sports a 2-0 all-time record against Evansville and owns a 1-5 mark against NIU. UConn won its only game against Troy, 5-4, in 2001.
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