(WTNH)–Let’s be honest–playing college baseball in the northeast is no picnic. It’s cold out there, and snow is covering most baseball fields.
But somehow, the UConn baseball team keeps on winning. Head coach Jim Penders has been able to recruit a lot of local high school players to Storrs, and he’s also been able to recruit players from as far away as Nevada and California.
So, how has Penders been able to sell his program to potential players?
“Ask us what the culture is like here, and we can show you a list of 38 guys who have signed, or have been drafted out of UConn over the last 13 seasons,” Penders said. “Five have made the major leagues, and a few more, knock on wood, that are on the cusp of making it this year.”
The Huskies get rolling next week, starting with a series at Texas-San Antonio (Feb. 19-21), before taking trips to Tennessee, Virginia and California.
Check out UConn’s complete schedule here.