The UConn Huskies (50-16) baseball team’s historic season comes to an end one win short of making the College World Series for the first time since 1979.
The Huskies gave up 15 hits, including two home runs, to a potent Stanford Cardinal team in a 10-5 loss in Game 3 of the Stanford Super Regional to end their season.
UConn started the game with a bang, scoring three runs on four hits in the Top of the First inning and chased Stanford starter, Joey Dixon, before he even recorded an out. But after that, it was domination from the home team as the Cardinal outscored the Huskies 10-2 in the final eight and a half innings.
UConn had the bases loaded and had multiple runners on base in the fifth and eighth innings, but failed to capitalize on those opportunities.
The 50-wins that UConn had in 2022 is the program’s highest-ever win total.
When the NCAA Tournament began a couple of weeks ago, UConn head coach Jim Penders said, “anything short of Omaha is going to be about disappointment.”
UConn was looking to get to Omaha for just the sixth time in program history, as mentioned earlier for the first time since 1979. No program from New England has made it to the College World Series since Maine in 1986.
So ultimately, this is about disappointment.￼
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