Coach Jim Penders (16) has his UConn Huskies primed for the post-season.


Huskies Hunker Down

At The Ballpark


Call ‘em the ugly ducklings of college baseball.

There’s nothing glamorous about this Connecticut baseball team. They don’t wow you with flashy bats, or mid-90s hurlers nor do they sport a gleaming won-loss mark.

But on a night that was played in a gleaming new ballpark with all the amenities, including a raucous, bigger-than-the-announced-attendance crowd on hand, the Huskies looked like pure Yukon gold, taking down East Carolina 6-0.

In a word, Mush!

Tim Cate straddled the mound for the Huskies and proved to be every bit the ornery competitor. Maybe even to a fault. Cate was consistently shaking[…]