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COVID-19 concerns force UConn baseball to cancel weekend series with Creighton

The Huskies will miss out on four more games due to a coronavirus outbreak within their ranks.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn baseball’s COVID woes continued on Tuesday as the program announced the cancellation of their upcoming series with Creighton due to an ongoing coronavirus outbreak amongst the team.

The Huskies were scheduled to travel to Omaha this weekend for a four-game set with the Bluejays, but will now miss out on a game on Friday, April 16, a doubleheader on Saturday, April 17, and another on Sunday, April 18. The series opener was scheduled to air on FS2.

This is just the latest in a wave of cancellations that started last weekend in the middle of UConn’s series against Georgetown. According to head coach Jim Penders, multiple positive tests were recorded during the week leading up to Friday’s game with the Hoyas. Then, UConn received a positive result in the middle of the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader and both teams agreed to cut that game short and cancel the remainder of the series.

Creighton would have been a rare boost to UConn’s RPI in Big East conference play, sitting one spot behind the Huskies at No. 47, per Warren Nolan. The Huskies were on a seven-game winning streak when their season was put on pause.

UConn’s next scheduled game is on Friday, April 23 at Xavier, should they get the outbreak under control. By then, the Huskies will have gone nearly two weeks without playing a game.