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UConn Set to Host Bryant for a Doubleheader

Alyssa Gardea was placed on The American's weekly honor roll on Monday.
March 28, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. – After seven consecutive weekends on the road to start the 2016 campaign, the University of Connecticut softball team is set to host a midweek matchup on Wednesday, March 30 against Bryant University for its home opener. The Huskies and Bulldogs will square off in a doubleheader at Burrill Family Field, beginning at 2 p.m.

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UConn Bats Come Alive In 10-2 Victory Over Bryant
The University of Connecticut softball team exploded for ten runs on 13 hits in 10-2 victory over Bryant University on Tuesday afternoon in Rhode Island. The 13 hits mark the second-highest single-game total the Huskies have posted this season. Connecticut picks up the win to improve to 12-31 on the season while Bryant falls to 25-18 in the defeat.

UConn (11-20) opened American Athletic Conference play over the weekend and went 1-2 against Memphis. Senior OF Alyssa Gardea tallied a .571 batting average, two runs and four hits in the three-game series, earning a spot on conference’s weekly honor roll on Monday. Freshman Ally Hernandez extended her team-best reached-base streak to nine-straight games during the opening weekend. Although the Huskies dropped a pair of games, UConn still holds a 5-3 lead in the all-time series with the Tigers.

Bryant picked up its first win of the 2016 season and snapped a 20-game losing streak with an 8-5 victory over N.C. State on Sunday, which included a pair of home runs. The Bulldogs sport a 1-21 overall record.



Connecticut is 6-1 all-time against Bryant and own a 30-32 overall record at its home facility since the start of the 2012 campaign.

As a team, the Huskies rank second in the league with a .971 fielding percentage.

Fans can follow @UConnSoftball on Twitter for in-game updates.