For the fifth straight year, head coach Jim Penders and the UConn baseball team will play in the semi-final of the American Athletic Conference Championship.
Seven words. That was all Jim Penders offered on what his team, who dropped back-to-back weekend series, needed to start a three-game set with Wichita State the right way.
“Mason Feole needs to be Mason Feole.”
With Dunkin Donuts Park and the city of Hartford as his backdrop, the undisputed ace of the Huskies’ staff proved why he is he just that: the ace.
UConn was in deep trouble in the bottom of the seventh Saturday. UCF had already won the Friday game and were threatening to take command of the second. The score was 1-1 with no outs, runners on second and third. Head coach Jim Penders signaled for lefty freshman Caleb Wurster to come out of the bullpen with the series in the balance.
“I am large, I contain multitudes,” the famous American poet Walt Whitman once wrote. Individuals are not just of identity, rather they are a conglomeration of the different segments that make their being.
Such explains the existence of Anthony Prato.
There is Anthony Prato, junior shortstop and team captain for the UConn men’s baseball program who hit .324 last year, led the team in hits and was exemplar defensively.