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Surging UConn Hopes To Stay Hot In AAC Baseball Tourney; Huskies Win Key Awards

Surging UConn Hopes To Stay Hot In AAC Baseball Tourney; Huskies Win Key Awards

The UConn baseball team got the key hit, a two-run single by Bobby Melley. The Huskies got the big plays, sparkling pickups at second base from Aaron Hill and shortstop from Bryan Daniello.

And closer Pat Ruotolo got the last six outs, clinging to the one-run lead.

The Huskies didn't need to beat South Florida in the season finale Saturday, not for any tangible purpose. They were locked into the No. 3 seed for the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

But, coach Jim Penders kept telling them in the dugout, "I want us to stay the hottest team in America."

That's a legitimate claim for UConn, which finished the regular season with a nine-game winning...

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