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Softball Hosts Boston College on Tuesday

April 10, 2017


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STORRS, Conn. –
Beautiful weather is on the forecast for the start of the week, which means the UConn softball team will have its official home opener on Tuesday at the Burrill Family Field when Boston College visits.

The Last Meeting
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Boston College411
April 20, 2016
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Late-Inning Homers Push Huskies Past Eagles
When clutch hits were needed, a pair of seniors delivered. Heather Fyfe and Alyssa Gardea each hit 11th-inning home runs on Wednesday afternoon, leading the University of Connecticut softball team to a 7-4 win over Boston College.

First pitch between the Huskies (13-19, 1-4 American) and Eagles is scheduled for 4 p.m. (ET), as head coach Jen McIntyre’s squad looks to snap a four-game losing skid in midweek action. Live stats and a live stream on Husky Vision will be available.

UConn was swept over the weekend in a three-game set at Houston, as freshman Carli Cutler saw her streak of 14-straight games reaching base come to an end. Both Cutler and sophomore Ally Hernandez accounted for home runs in Saturday’s 6-4 loss.

Redshirt senior Valerie Sadowl and freshman Kiwi McDaniel are each hitting a team-high .346 over the past 10 games, despite the Huskies averaging just .242 as a whole in that stretch.

Prior to the past four games, UConn had won five of its previous six contests, going back to the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu. Freshman pitcher Katie Koshes continues to be a bright spot, sitting with a team-best 2.30 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 76 innings of work.

It is a busy week coming up for the Huskies, who host the Eagles on Tuesday and then get a quick turnaround with a trip to Greenville, N.C. on Wednesday. ECU welcomes UConn for a three-game conference set from Thursday through Saturday.

UConn is 43-27 all-time against Boston College, including a thrilling 7-4 win in 11 innings on April 20 of last season in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

OPPONENT QUICK HITS

Boston College (23-13, 8-3 ACC) enters Tuesday after winning two out of three games against Louisville over the weekend. The Eagles are 5-1 in the month of April and have won nine of their last 11 games overall.

Five players are hitting over .300 for Boston College, including Taylor Coroneos with a team-best .347. Tatiana Cortez leads with 29 RBI and a .622 slugging percentage.

The Eagles’ pitching staff, led by Jessica Dreswick (16-6) and her 1.85 ERA, has a combined ERA of 2.05 – second-best in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

BY THE NUMBERS

.192: Opposing batting average against Koshes this season, second only to Tulsa’s Emily Watson in the American Athletic Conference.

32: Games started for Sadowl at third base, the only UConn player to start every game at the same position. Kiwi McDaniel is the only other player to earn all 32 starts, but they came at different positions.

.474: Batting average for Carli Cutler with runners in scoring position this season (19 at-bats), the best on the team. She leads the Huskies in batting average (.323) and hits (30) overall.


 

 

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