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UConn Baseball Sights Set on Big East Championship and Beyond

Published by on February 9, 2011

“We are the team to beat,” said University of Connecticut senior relief pitcher Dave Fischer.

“Honestly, we are the team to beat in the Big East this year for sure.”

A year ago, this statement from a Husky baseball player would have seemed arrogant and preposterous. With days to go before the 2011 season, however, there is a sense of confidence swirling in the autumn air at J.O. Christian Field as the baseball team participates in fall ball.

With the talented Louisville Cardinals and St. John’s Red Storm squads poised to be the Huskies’ main conference competition this season, the Huskies will take the field in 2011 as the team with a bullseye on its back. Players are excited at the notion of being among the front-runners in the Big East—a conference that sent three teams to the NCAA Tournament.

“We want people to want to play us and we want people to come out and try and get us,” said Fischer.

“We’re used to playing the underdog role but that has stopped this year and we’re ready for teams...

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