All your baseballs are belong to UConn: Huskies to face St. John's in Big East final Sunday (noon, ESPNU)


So, here's some novocaine to ward off the pain of the NCAA drill: UConn beat Rutgers twice today in the Big East semifinals, 11-10 (10 innings) and 7-4, to advance to the Big East championship game. Double-elimination tournaments are officially awesome. The Huskies lost to Rutgers in the second round of the tournament on Thursday, but avenged it thanks to the amazing George Springer (2-2, 4 BB in the first game, 2-4 in the second). Nick Ahmed drove in four runs in the nightcap. The Huskies (47-13) will try to bring home the title for the first time since 1994 on Sunday when they take on St. John's (noon, ESPNU), who has not lost thus far. For whatever reason, though, UConn won't have to win twice to gain the league's automatic berth. Woo. A win could earn UConn a home regional (they bid to host at Dodd Stadium in Norwich), so double woo. Since the game will be nationally televised, I'll be doing some combination of liveblogging and tweeting during the game, and I encourage you to join us for that. Consider this your gamethread, and go Huskies. (EDIT: Because I was waiting for the story to be written on the Big East's site, Russ Blair beat me to the FanShot. So I'll consolidate the two and let you know that you can check out WHUS's coverage of Sunday's game by clicking here. Sláinte.)