UConn Softball

Softball: Huskies to enter the Cougar's den

Softball: Huskies to enter the Cougar's den

The UConn softball team will travel to Houston this weekend to play in its first game of the American Athletic Conference Championship.

After finishing the season 8-13 in the conference, No. 6 UConn will play No. 3 Houston on Thursday in a one-game playoff.

Houston (37-17, 12-8 The American) is a strong team that swept UConn (21-29, 8-13 The American) earlier in the season. They have a strong pitching staff and some solid sticks in their lineup, but they have a weak defensive infield. Their defense made 70 errors in 54 games this season which has led to 38 unearned runs given up.

The Golden Hurricane hits Storrs as Tulsa softball wins series

The Golden Hurricane hits Storrs as Tulsa softball wins series

In the final regular season series of the season, UConn softball dropped both games of the double-header to Tulsa to lose the series. Despite a game one victory, a comeback effort in game two and a one-run game through six innings in game three, UConn could not grab the series win.

“They are a great team; they are a top-25 team right now,” said head coach Jen McIntyre after the win Friday. “They have a lot of moving parts; they have a really good stick at the top of their lineup and they have three quality pitchers at the top of their staff. I was really proud of the way we played today.”

Softball: Burrill Family Field sees its final game

Softball: Burrill Family Field sees its final game

UConn softball’s regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a double header against conference rival Tulsa.

After winning the first game of the three-game series on Friday, the Huskies (21-29) dropped both games of Saturday’s double header. Senior Jill Stockley threw the first and third games of the series, picking up a win and a loss over the 12.1 innings pitched.

Softball: UConn heads to Greenville for final road series against ECU

Softball: UConn heads to Greenville for final road series against ECU

The Huskies will play their final road games of the season in a weekend series against conference rival ECU.

UConn (16-27, 4-11 The American) has been pretty streaky during the second half of this season. After starting April by winning four of the month’s first five games, it has since lost eight of its last nine.

ECU (21-26, 3-11 The American) has been struggling since the end of March. The Pirates have lost 15 of their last 17 games, many of them coming against American Athletic Conference opponents.

Top Husky performances of the weekend

Senior outfielder/infielder Michael Woodworth continued his terrific season against No. 12 ECU. Even though the Huskies dropped all three games against the Pirates, Woodworth continued to churn out hits. The most important hit for Woodworth came in the ninth inning, when he blasted a homer to bring the Huskies within two runs of tying the game.

Softball: Huskies faced with top of conference USF

Softball: Huskies faced with top of conference USF

The UConn softball team has perhaps one of its toughest tasks of the season ahead of it this weekend when the University of South Florida Bulls come to town.

The Huskies kick off the action with a doubleheader on Thursday before finishing the series with a noon game on Saturday. The doubleheader was not originally on the schedule; however, due to expected heavy rain, the game that was scheduled for Saturday was moved to Thursday.