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UConn Welcomes Tulsa To Burrill Family Field For Final Regular Season Series

Emily O'Donnell's .359 batting average ranks fifth in the American Athletic Conference.
May 1, 2015

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STORRS, Conn. --
The University of Connecticut softball team is set to finish out regular season play when it welcomes American Athletic Conference foe Tulsa to Burrill Family Field for a three-game series set for May 2-3. The two squads will square off in a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 12 p.m. before rounding out the weekend on Sunday at noon.

Saturday's game will represent the team's annual Pink Game, which benefit the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Center, while Sunday will mark Senior Day. The Huskies' four senior class members Lauren Duggan, Lauren Tremblay, Emily O'Donnell, and Ashley LaPenta arrived in Storrs prior to the 2012 campaign and helped the squad compile 78 total wins, including a season-best 26 during the Huskies' final season in the Big East in 2013.

The Huskies are coming off a thrilling 4-2 nine-inning victory over UMass on Thursday, highlighted by a two-run walkoff homer by 1B Dominique Pinto. Freshman righty Chelsea Eckert went the distance, picking up her sixth win of the season with a nine-strikeout effort that was just one shy of her career-best.


 

 

Senior Emily O'Donnell made her return to the lineup and continued her strong stretch of play. At .359, O'Donnell stands at fifth in the conference in batting average. Teammate Taylor Townsend ranks eighth in OBP (.432), while Alyssa Gardea checks in in a tie for fifth with three triples.

UConn and Tulsa have never met on the diamond before this season. The Golden Hurricane sport a 31-17 overall record and are 9-6 in league play. Entering the weekend, Tulsa owns the No. 3 seed in the conference, while UConn stands as the No. 6 seed.

Fans can follow all of the action via live stats links and a video feed (links posted above). Additionally, @UConnSoftball on Twitter will provide in-game updates during the three-game stretch.

Following the weekend slate, UConn will awaiting seeding and pairing for the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship, set to be played in Orlando, Fla. next week. Check back with uconnhuskies.com for a complete bracket.

Pink Game Information: 

Carole and Ray Neag have a strong history of philanthropic support for the University of Connecticut and UConn Health. Their motivation is simple: to improve the lives of Connecticut families today and in years to come.

In 2004, the Neags made an extraordinary $10 million gift -- the largest philanthropic donation in UConn Health's history -- to the cancer program, now called the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center. This generous gift continues to support cancer research and clinical services. Their lasting goal is that Connecticut residents will never have to travel far for world class cancer care.

For more information, or to donate, please call 1-800-579-7822.

 

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