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1979 Connecticut Huskies baseball team

The 1979 Connecticut Huskies baseball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1979 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Huskies were led by Larry Panciera in his 18th and final year as head coach, and played as part of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, a collection of northeastern universities with no other conference affiliation. Connecticut posted a 31–13 record, won the ECAC, and reached the 1979 College World Series, their fifth appearance in the penultimate college baseball event. The Huskies lost both games in the College World Series, being eliminated by eventual champion Cal State Fullerton.

1979 Connecticut Huskies baseball
ConferenceEastern College Athletic Conference
DivisionNew England
1979 record31–13 ( ECAC)
Head coachLarry Panciera (18th season)
Home stadiumJ.O. Christian Field
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Eastern College Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Metropolitan
Seton Hall  ‍‍‍y       32 11   .744
#28 St. John's  ‍‍‍y       26 11   .703
Fordham  ‍‍‍       18 13   .581
Canisius  ‍‍‍       8 20   .286
New England
Maine  ‍‍‍       23 9   .719
#8 Connecticut  ‍‍y       31 13   .705
Fairfield  ‍‍‍       21 12   .636
UMass  ‍‍‍       24 17   .585
Holy Cross  ‍‍‍       16 13   .552
Providence  ‍‍‍       14 13   .519
South
George Washington  ‍‍‍y       22 9   .710
James Madison  ‍‍‍       31 13   .705
Richmond  ‍‍‍       23 18   .561
Catholic University  ‍‍‍       16 15   .516
Old Dominion  ‍‍‍       16 30   .348
Georgetown  ‍‍‍       8 23   .258
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1979[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

RosterEdit

1979 Connecticut Huskies roster[2]
 
  • - Raymond Bailey
  • - Steven Cannata
  • - Thomas Capalbo
  • - John Chapman
  • - James Considine
  • - Joseph Dippel
  • - Dennis Donovan
  • - Allan Garray
  • - Carl Guzzardi
  • - Robert Hoffer
 
  • - Michael Johnson
  • - Dennis Long
  • - Mark McMahon
  • - Tally Noble
  • - Mike Panciera
  • - Ben Ruggles
  • - Richard Tasi
  • - Joseph Vincente
  • - Gary Woodfield
 

Pitchers

  • 33 - Colin McLaughlin
  • - Mark Winters

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

  • - Randy Lavigne
 

ScheduleEdit

1979 Connecticut Huskies Baseball Game Log[3]
Regular Season
Post-Season

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1979". Boydsworld.com. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  2. ^ 2016 UConn Baseball Media Guide (PDF). uconnhuskies.com. pp. 56–58. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  3. ^ 2016 UConn Baseball Media Guide (PDF). uconnhuskies.com. p. 52. Retrieved September 11, 2016.