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Former UConn Pitcher Matt Barnes Wins 2018 World Series with Boston Red Sox

A former Husky comes out on top in the Fall Classic for the second-straight season.

MLB: World Series-Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

For the second-straight season, a former UConn baseball star has earned a World Series ring. On Sunday night, Matt Barnes and the Boston Red Sox captured the 2018 World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning four games to one.

Barnes pitched in 2.1 innings and allowed just two hits with no runs on his record while earning the win in Game 1. He was a critical part of the Red Sox bullpen all postseason, appearing in 10 games with just a 1.04 ERA.

Last season, Barnes’s former teammate George Springer won World Series MVP after the Houston Astros knocked off the Dodgers in a seven-game series. Springer hit a record-tying five home runs with a .379 batting average.

Barnes is the seventh former Husky to win a major US championship, joining Springer along with NBA Finals champions Rip Hamilton, Ray Allen, Caron Butler, Travis Knight and Scott Burrell as well as Super Bowl champion Nick Giaquinto.