STORRS, CONN. — The New England Baseball Journal Podcast went on the road this weekend with a trip to Doug Elliot Ballpark — home of the UConn Huskies.
At 17-5, the Huskies are off to their best start since 1971. They are currently ranked No. 25 in the nation and have won every series so far this season, including sets against University of Southern California and Pepperdine.
The UConn lineup is laden with players who started their respective careers with other programs before transferring. The top four hitters in UConn’s lineup — Zach Bushling (Sierra College), Erik Stock (Old Dominion), Ben Huber (Limestone College) and Casey Dana (Seton Hall) all transferred to UConn, as did two of the team’s weekend starters — Austin Peterson (Purdue, Wabash Valley Community College) and Enzo Stefanoni (Harvard).
UConn coach Jim Penders explained his philosophy behind recruiting players in the NCAA Transfer Portal.