Failure to capitalize with runners in scoring position, extra inning heartbreak and untimely errors defined the final two games of the UConn baseball team’s series against Temple, as the Owls came back from a game-one loss to win the series two games to one.
Redshirt junior Jordan Tabakman and freshman Anthony Kay drew the starts in games two and three, respectively, which the Huskies (18-19, 5-6 The American) lost 7-4 and 6-2, dropping them to No. 7 in the conference standings.
April 18, 2011 is a day that UConn pitcher Anthony Marzi will probably remember for the rest of his life. It was the day he made his first collegiate appearance, throwing three innings in relief in an 18-3 win over UMass. It was also the day he threw his first collegiate strikeout.
Three years, 47 appearances and 199 strikeouts later, Marzi will enter the second half of his final season in Storrs having pitched his way into the ranks of the Huskies’ baseball elite.
In a weekend series marred by two halted games, a rain delay and less-than-desirable field conditions, the UConn baseball team (12-12, 2-3 the American) split a pair of conference games with Rutgers (9-13, 2-3 the American), losing 7-5 in game one before riding a wave at hits and runs to an 11-4 victory on Saturday afternoon.
The UConn baseball team continues its early-season gauntlet this weekend with another trek down south for a three-game series with Florida in Gainesville, Fla.
The Gators (7-6, 0-0 SEC) fell out of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll this week after being ranked as high as No. 23 in the country.
With just four games remaining on its regular season schedule and eight key points on the line, the UConn men’s hockey team will play a crucial home-and-home with Army this Friday and Saturday.
UConn head coach Mike Cavanaugh said that despite the Black Knights’ (3-24-0, 3-20-0 AHA) seemingly inauspicious record and conference standing, a competitive, hard working and often snakebitten team lies hidden beneath the surface.