Huskies play two at home
Published: Friday, September 27, 2013
Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013 00:09
The UConn softball team will take on Boston College and Bryant University this weekend in Storrs as they look to remain undefeated during the fall season.
The Huskies plan to continue to use the fall season to develop talent as they prepare for their inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference.
UConn looks to carry over its strong team play from last weekend into this weekend. The Huskies are coming off commanding victories over Providence, Quinnipiac and Southern Connecticut State University, where the closest margin of victory was five runs. The UConn lineup hopes to continue to build momentum from their strong hitting display last weekend.
Head Coach Karen Mullins was pleased with the contributions the team received from different players all throughout the lineup last weekend.
“We’ve been getting a total team effort,” said Mullins. “The pitchers have been going out there and doing what they need to do. Offensively we have been taking some pretty quality at bats.”
The Huskies have been using the fall season as a developmental time in order to see the strengths of the team and to test players at different positions. The combination of good pitching and good hitting has been a contributing factor to the success of this UConn team so far.
The Boston College softball team is coming off of a disappointing last season where the team went 14-38. The Eagles were also eliminated from the ACC Tournament in the first round by Florida State. Boston College fell to the Huskies 6-4 during their only meeting in 2013.
The Bryant University softball team is looking to improve on their 21-22 record from last season. UConn defeated the Bulldogs, 5-2, in their 2013 matchup in Storrs.
Both these games will be attainable victories for the Huskies if they continue to provide run support for their strong pitching staff.