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UConn destroys Clemson 14-1, caps best day in school baseball history

There was no video, but the above scene is what I imagine it looked like in Clemson, South Carolina tonight as the UConn baseball team dismantled the Tigers 14-1 and clinched a spot in next weekend's Super Regional.

If that was not enough, during the game the Houston Astros picked Husky centerfielder with the 11th pick in tonight's MLB draft and Red Sox used the 19th pick on pitcher Matt Barnes, both homegrown Connecticut talents.

Greg Nappo went 5.2 innings and only allowed 1 run. Meanwhile, the Husky offense beat up on Clemson, scoring three runs in the first and knocking starter Kevin Pohle out of the game after he retired just one batter. The Huskies added five runs in the fifth inning and another six in the eighth to seal the victory.

They'll take on the defending champion South Carolina Gamecocks next week in the best-out-of-three Super Regionals for the right to advance to Omaha. It will be the first trip to the Super Regionals in school history. The Huskies advanced to the College World Series in 1979, but the tournament was smaller and had a different format.

We'll have more on South Carolina later in the week but for now bask in the victory and UConn's great day. UConn's Year of HAM continues unabated.