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Pat Winkel will be ready.

Ran into Pat a few weeks ago. He was excited to get started with his rehab. He is in great hands at Competitive Edge. Jim Ronai is one of the best physical therapists/trainers in the country. Ronai has worked with US Olympic teams and most recently was the head trainer for Team USA Baseball. His son Brian is a senior baseball player at Yale. Jim does a lot for Amity Baseball as well as the Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge communities.
 
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This would seem to indicate that Chris Winkel and Anthony Nucerino won't be with the team next season, along with David Langer and Conor Moriarty.
 
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Paul Gozzo, Cole Brodnanksy, and Michael Chiovitti get their congrats as well.
 

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Damn, losing Nuc hurts our depth. He would start for most teams.

All four of them were great huskies.

Edit: make that 7 of them!
 
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Paul Gozzo, Cole Brodnanksy, and Michael Chiovitti get their congrats as well.
No mention of Randy Polonia and Kenny Haus. That has to make you wonder if they might be back for next season.
 
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Damn, losing Nuc hurts our depth. He would start for most teams.

All four of them were great huskies.

Edit: make that 7 of them!
I was kind of figuring that Chris Winkel would be back next season. Inviting him, Nucerino, and others back for Alumni Day would seem to indicate otherwise. I wonder if Winkel might be getting any nibbles at a pro career. I doubt he would be drafted, but a team might sign him and his tremendous athleticism to a no bonus deal and see if the experiment works out.

Center Fielder for next year's team? Coaches had mentioned Kyler Fedko as a possibility in at least one interview during the truncated season.
 
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Just because players are getting a diploma doesn’t mean they won’t be back. Last time I checked UCONN has graduate school programs. And if players do come back they will still be at the alumni game.
 
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Just because players are getting a diploma doesn’t mean they won’t be back. Last time I checked UCONN has graduate school programs. And if players do come back they will still be at the alumni game.
True but the wording in the tweet seems to suggest they are done. "left the program better then you found it" and "celebrating you at alumni day". Bummed because I had expected Winkel to return.
 
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As justfacts indicated, graduating doesn't mean players won;t be back for a 5th year working toward a masters or certification. I expect at least a few to be back.
 
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True but the wording in the tweet seems to suggest they are done. "left the program better then you found it" and "celebrating you at alumni day". Bummed because I had expected Winkel to return.
"Left the program better then you found it" to me is more the key phrase, as the implication is that the graduating players are gone. It is my interpretation, eventually we will see if it is correct. It is possible that all the graduates were lumped together under this phrasing, whether or not someone like Winkel might be coming back.
 
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Sounds like Chris Winkel is looking to return and is applying to grad school!!!!
That would make sense, Chris Winkel would have to be accepted into a UConn grad school before he would be able to rejoin the team. While nothing is set, it sounds good.
 
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No mention of Randy Polonia and Kenny Haus. That has to make you wonder if they might be back for next season.
Meanwhile, I've been pondering about Randy Polonia, who just completed his fifth year at UConn. I do not know for sure, but perhaps Polonia got his undergraduate degree sometime prior to the May commencement. He might already be in graduate school at UConn while playing for the team.

As for Kenny Haus, he was not listed as graduating, and he is currently not listed by D1Baseball.com as transferring from UConn. I'd like to think he may be back in Storrs in the fall, but like everything else, we'll see on that one.
 
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I personally would love to see Haus back. Would be much needed depth at starting pitcher which is huge come tourney time
 

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