By Colin McDonough, Associate Sports Editor
As the No. 1 seed in the Big East tournament, the UConn baseball team did not fare well down in Clearwater, Fla. The Huskies were eliminated in the semis after going 2-2 in the tourney. UConn beat Notre Dame twice, but fell both times to Seton Hall, including a 12-2 loss in 8 innings due to the mercy rule. The Big East regular season champs were not shut out of the NCAA tournament after the .500 week in the conference tournament that did not wrap up the Big East’s automatic bid to the NCAAs.
The Huskies’ quest to reach the College World Series in Omaha begins June 3 in Columbia, S.C. where UConn will be the No. 2 seed in No. 1 seed Clemson’s regional.