2021 UConn Baseball Schedule

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After hearing the Bouknight news, I was a little disappointed but this... this is great!!! Opening again with a top 25 opponent is gonna be sweet!
 
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The Virginia series is now listed on the 2021 UConn baseball schedule on the athletics website. It wouldn't surprise me if the schedule basically gets gradually tweeted out like this rather than have an actual story of a full season schedule release given the way things are going athletically with the pandemic. We'll see how it all goes.

 
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The Virginia series is now listed on the 2021 UConn baseball schedule on the athletics website. It wouldn't surprise me if the schedule basically gets gradually tweeted out like this rather than have an actual story of a full season schedule release given the way things are going athletically with the pandemic. We'll see how it all goes.


The ACC schedules started coming out today...
 
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Anyone want to guess the three UConn starters?

My guess would be Casparius, Simeone, and Wurster. I would think that if the coaching staff is seriously interested in turning Wurster into a starter as they seem to be, he'll get a shot at weekend duty right away. Given the depth of the pitching staff, it also wouldn't surprise me if I'm wrong.
 
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My guess would be Casparius, Simeone, and Wurster. It seems that if the coaching staff is seriously interested in turning Wurster into a starter, he'll get a shot at weekend duty right away. Given the depth of the pitching staff, it also wouldn't surprise me if I'm wrong.
You can't move Wurster out of the pen if you're not making him a weekend starter. It would be like Roscoe Smith deciding he was a 3, rather than a 3/4, so he could give up 20 minutes a game of playing time. Wait -- that actually happened, didn't it?

I've got Casparius on Friday night, and either Wurster or Haus either Saturday or Sunday (1 of them will be in the back of the bullpen). I have no clue between Dunlop, Simeone or Wang who else gets the call, but that means 2 of them won't and given that all 3 of them were weekend starters in either 20 or 19, certainly bodes well for the season.

But given what we're hearing about the schedule, it may be that this year you need four weekend starters and have far fewer midweek games.
 
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You can't move Wurster out of the pen if you're not making him a weekend starter. It would be like Roscoe Smith deciding he was a 3, rather than a 3/4, so he could give up 20 minutes a game of playing time.

I've got Casparius on Friday night, and either Wurster or Haus either Saturday or Sunday (1 of them will be in the back of the bullpen). I have no clue between Dunlop, Simeone or Wang who else gets the call, but that means 2 of them won't and given that all 3 of them were weekend starters in either 20 or 19, certainly bodes well for the season.

But given what we're hearing about the schedule, it may be that this year you need four weekend starters and have far fewer midweek games.

I posted before that I believe the move to the starting rotation for Wurster is to give him a better shot in getting picked in the MLB draft, as it would seem he doesn't have enough on his fast ball to get MLB scouts excited for current bullpen use. I would agree that the move makes no sense if he is not used on the weekends, as the best pitchers on a college staff get plenty of weekend use since that is when conference games usually take place..

I suspect Haus will see a lot of bullpen time, but we will see. There was an interview with the coaching staff during fall ball that mentioned Colby Dunlop was being moved to the bullpen, they just think he will be more effective there. Another possible candidate for the starting staff would seem to be JUCO transfer Austin Peterson. It would also seem that Patrick Gallagher could be a weekend starter as well sometime in the future.

It wouldn't surprise me if there are more four game weekends this season as well, so another weekend starter may be needed. If that were to happen, my best guess at this point would be either Peterson or Wang for that spot. According to a tweet several days ago, UConn has a four game weekend against Texas Tech scheduled for mid March.
 
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According to the College Baseball tweet UConnbsb retweeted, Texas Tech is the number 3 team in the country and Virginia is #10. Southern Miss also comes in at #48. Great opportunities to move up against great opponents to start the year. Gotta build the resume!
 

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