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UConn Huskies in the Pros - 5/22/16

Our look at how former UConn Huskies are doing in their respective sports in the professional ranks.

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Nick Ahmed: Ahmed, the shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks, had a 6-16 (.375) week, including Monday’s win against the Yankees, where he went 2-5, registering two doubles and an RBI to go along with two runs. He also had a multi-hit game on Tuesday against the Yankees and on Saturday against the Cardinals.

John Andreoli: Andreoli is playing outfield for the Iowa Cubs, Chicago’s AAA affiliate. He hit 4-24 (.208), including a double and a home run in Thursday night’s victory in Tacoma against the Rainiers, the AAA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The home run was a solo shot. He also had a solo home run on Friday.

Matt Barnes: Barnes, a reliever for the Boston Red Sox, appeared in two games. He pitched one shut out inning of relief against the Royals, in a loss. He only allowed one runner to reach, on a walk. He also threw 1.2 scoreless innings against Cleveland on Friday, also in a loss. He finished the week with batters hitting 1-9 (.111) against him.

Carson Cross: Cross, a 26th round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals last season, has not had his season started yet. He will pitch for State College, their A-short season affiliate. Their season starts in mid-June.

LJ Mazzilli: Mazzilli is the Binghamton Mets’ second baseman, New York’s AA affiliate. He hit 5-22 (.227) this week, but went 2-4 on Tuesday with two singles against Altoona. He also went 2-4 with a double and three RBI Friday.

Max McDowell: McDowell, a 16th round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers last season, is playing A ball for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. He went 6-16 (.375) in five games, with multi-hit games on Wednesday and Saturday and a multi-steal game on Monday. He has three steals on the week.

Greg Nappo: Nappo, a reliever for the New Orleans Zephyrs, the AAA affiliate of the Miami Marlins, did not register an appearance this week.

Scott Oberg: Oberg is a reliever for the Colorado Rockies. He appeared in one game, allowing three runs on two hits in two innings of work on Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals. He also had two strikeouts. He was optioned to AAA Albuquerque on Friday.

Tyler Olander: Olander, who had been playing basketball overseas, signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in the spring. He is currently in extended spring training.

Mike Olt: Olt is a AA infielder for the San Antonio Missions, in the San Diego Padres organization. He went 3-15 (.200), adding six walks for an on-base percentage of .429. Three of those walks were on Thursday, against Corpus Christie. On Friday, he hit a three-run home run.

Vinny Siena: Siena, a 14th round pick of the New York Mets in 2015, is playing A ball for the Columbia Fireflies. He hit 5-21 (.238) with eight walks. On Friday, he went 1-2 with a double and two walks and had a three-hit day on Saturday, scoring two runs.

George Springer: Springer is playing right field for the Houston Astros. He had a 6-26 (.231) week, adding a walk and scoring two runs. While it was not his best offensive week, after hitting a home run against former teammate Matt Barnes earlier in the month, he did this:


Sue Bird: Bird, who plays for the Seattle Storm, is averaging 9.5 points per game, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games this season.

Tina Charles: Charles, who once played for the Connecticut Sun and now is back home with the New York Liberty, is averaging 21.7 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game in three games for the New York Liberty.

Stefanie Dolson: Dolson, a member of the Washington Mystics, is averaging 8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in four games. She along with her teammate, Bria Hartley, picked up a win over former Huskies, Kelly Faris and Morgan Tuck, on Saturday evening.

Kelly Faris: Faris, who plays for the Connecticut Sun, has averaged about 5.1 minutes per game coming off the bench in three games. She has not scored yet this season, nor pulled down a rebound.

Bria Hartley: Hartley, a teammate of Dolson's in Washington, is averaging 9.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in four games (two starts) for former Sun coach Mike Thibault. She had 16 points in her team's first win on Saturday night.

Tiffany Hayes: Hayes, a second round pick of the Atlanta Dream in 2012, is averaging 12 points, 3 rebounds and 1.5 steals in two games for Michael Cooper's squad.

Moriah Jefferson: Jefferson, the second overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft, is averaging 6.3 points, 5 assists and 1.3 steals in two games for the San Antonio Stars.

Renee Montgomery: Montgomery, whose career started with the Minnesota Lynx where she currently plays after stops with the Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm, is averaging 10.5 points, 2.5 assists and 5 steals in two games.

Maya Moore: Moore, a teammate of Montgomery's with the Minnesota Lynx, is averaging 24.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 8 assists in two games this season.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis: Lewis, who joins Bird and her former UConn teammate Breanna Stewart with the Seattle Storm, is coming off the bench to average 5 points and 1.5 assists in two games in 2016.

Breanna Stewart: Stewart, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft, averages 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games so far this season for the Seattle Storm. Stewart picked up her first double-double of the season on Friday night against the Phoenix Mercury with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Kiah Stokes: Stokes, a first round pick of the New York Liberty in 2015, is averaging 5.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in three games this season.

Diana Taurasi: Taurasi, who returns to the Phoenix Mercury after sitting out the 2015 season, is averaging 24.3 points,  4 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.6 assists in three games.

Morgan Tuck: Tuck, the third overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft, and a teammate of Kelly Faris with the Connecticut Sun, has come off the bench in three games to average 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds.


Carlos Alvarez: Alvarez, who was the No. 2 pick overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by Chivas USA, currently plays for San Antonio FC in the USL. He's played in nine games this season and has one goal and two assists with 22 shots (13 on goal).

Andre Blake: Blake, the No. 1 pick by the Philadelphia Union in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, has made 11 starts in goal and has a record of 5-3-3. He has allowed 11 goals in 11 games, made 35 saves and has three shutouts in 2016.

Tony Cascio: Cascio, was originally drafted by the Colorado Rapids in the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, now plays Arizona United SC in the USL. He's made two appearances off the bench this season and has just one shot on goal.

George Fochive: Fochive, who was originally drafted in the third round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the Portland Timbers, currently plays for Viborg FF of the Danish Superliga. He's made five appearances, two starts, and has not scored.

Josh Ford: Ford, who was taken by the Seattle Sounders in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft, now plays for San Antonio FC in the USL. He's made eight starts in nine of San Antonio's games this season, and is 2-3-3.  He's allowed seven goals and made 21 saves in 2016.

Andrew Jean-Baptiste: Jean-Baptiste, was originally taken by the Portland Timbers in the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, now plays for Estrella San Agustín C.F. in Spain's Primera Andaluza Grupo 2. He made seven appearances for the squad in 2015-2016.

Cyle Larin: Larin, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft of Orlando City SC, has made 10 appearances (nine starts) and has scored six goals. Larin had two of those goals on Saturday night as helped Orlando City to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact. He was the 2015 MLS Rookie of the Year.