HARTFORD, March 30 – The Eastern League season doesn’t open until April 5 when the Hartford Yard Goats host the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 7 p.m.
But baseball will be played at Dunkin Donuts Park earlier than that. The University of Hartford baseball team will host a doubleheader against Central Connecticut State and UConn on Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m.
That kicks off a slate of eight collegiate games at Dunkin Donuts Park this spring and at least 16 high school games at the two-year-old facility.
This will be the first of four games at Dunkin Donuts Park for the Hawks (5-19). Hartford lost to Connecticut, 9-1 on Thursday but has won three of their last four games. The Hawks face Central Connecticut State at 11:30 a.m. and the Huskies at 3:30 p.m.
The Huskies (14-9) played their first 21 games of the season on the round and are thrilled to be back home with two games this weekend – all in Connecticut against Northeast opponents. Central Connecticut (7-10) lost to UConn on Friday, 6-1, but the Blue Devils have won four of their last six games. Central won the Northeast Conference a year ago and played in the 2017 NCAA Division I tournament.
UConn is also playing five games at Dunkin Donuts Park including Friday night and Saturday afternoon games against American Athletic Conference opponents Tulane and Houston on April 27-28 and May 11-12.
Avon will play a doubleheader at Dunkin Donuts Park on Monday, April 30 by facing Bulkeley/Weaver at 3:30 p.m. and then South Windsor in the nightcap beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Falcons faced Bulkeley/Weaver at Dunkin Donuts Park a year ago.
Avon Old Farms will challenge Kingswood-Oxford of West Hartford on Wednesday, April 18.
Hartford school Sport Science Medical Academy (SMSA) will play five games at Dunkin Donuts Park while Bulkeley/Weaver is scheduled to play three games at the park.
|Saturday, March 31||Hartford (5-19) vs. Central Connecticut State (7-10), 11:30 a.m.|
|Hartford vs. UConn (14-9), 3:30 p.m.|
|Friday, April 27||Tulane vs. UConn, 7:05|
|Saturday, April 28||Tulane vs. UConn, 2:05 p.m.|
|Tuesday, May 1||Hartford vs. UMass, 7 p.m.|
|Friday, May 11||Houston vs. UConn, 7:05 p.m.|
|Saturday, May 12:||Houston vs. UConn, 2:05 p.m.|
|Wednesday, May 16||Hartford vs. Central Connecticut State, 7 p.m.|
|High School Baseball|
|Thursday, April 12||Kingswood-Oxford vs. Hopkins-New Haven, 3 p.m.|
|Hotchkiss vs. Choate Rosemary Hall, 5:30 p.m.|
|East Catholic vs. Northwest Catholic, 7:30 p.m.|
|Friday, April 13||University High/Classical vs. Cheney Tech, 3 p.m.|
|Monday, April 16||SMSA vs. Windsor Locks, 7 p.m.|
|Tuesday, April 17||SMSA vs. East Windsor, 7 p.m.|
|Wednesday, April 18||Kingswood Oxford vs. Avon Old Farms, 2 p.m.|
|Windsor vs. Wethersfield, 6 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 26||Bolton vs. HMTCA, 3:30 p.m.|
|SMSA vs. Suffield, 6:30 p.m.|
|Monday, April 30||Avon vs. Bulkeley/Weaver, 3:30 p.m.|
|Avon vs. South Windsor, 5:30 p.m.|
|Monday, May 21||Bulkeley/Weaver vs. Capital Prep, 3:30 p.m.|
|Bulkeley/Weaver vs. Hartford Public, 7:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, May 22||East Windsor vs. Windsor, 6:30 p.m.|
|SMSA vs. Stafford, 3:30 p.m.|