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Six UConn Baseball Players Earn Postseason Conference Honors

The Huskies begin play in the AAC Tournament on Tuesday morning.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

After 12-12 campaign during the conference season, UConn baseball claimed six American Athletic Conference Postseason honors. Reliever Jake Wallace was a unanimous pick for the All-Conference first team along with starter Mason Feole and shortstop Anthony Prato. Infielders Christian Fedko, outfielder John Toppa and swiss army knife Mike Woodworth were tabbed for the All-Conference second team.

Wallace is having one of the best seasons for any reliever in the country, limiting opponents to just a .151 batting average against. He has only allowed three runs all season in 34.2 innings of work while striking out 52.

Despite missing an early part of the season with a triceps injury, Feole returned in time for conference play and settled in recently, reaching the six-inning, 10+ strikeout mark in back-to-back outings prior to this past weekend at Tulane. With four strikeouts this week in the conference tournament, Feole will pass Tim Cate for the most strikeouts in program history — a mark currently set at 270.

At short, Prato continues to hum along with a .310 average to go with 15 doubles, two homers and 28 RBI. The junior has hit over .300 in each of his three seasons in Storrs but set a new career high with a .441 on-base percentage this year, over 50 points higher than his mark in 2018.

Coming off a AAC Rookie Position Player of the Year award last season, Christian Fedko continued to be one of the more dangerous bats in UConn’s lineup with a .260 average, 15 doubles, three home runs and 39 RBI. He also leads the conference with 44 walks.

Toppa closed his final collegiate regular season with a strong campaign, hitting .327 and four homers. A member of the Huskies’ last conference championship team, Toppa will look to bookend his career with a trophy in Clearwater, Florida this upcoming week.

After a solid first season with UConn coming in as a junior college transfer, Woodworth blossomed for the Huskies this season as a second baseman and center fielder. He’s hitting .325 with five homers and 35 RBI while also making just one error in the field all year long.

UConn begins the conference tournament on Tuesday at 9 a.m. when they face No. 5 Houston at 9 a.m. The game will be broadcast live on the American Digital Network.