Could UConn’s Elliot Ballpark soon host high school championships, NCAA Regionals?

STORRS – When the UConn baseball team played at Butler University a few weeks ago, the Huskies made a point of taking a tour of historic Hinkle Fieldhouse.

As soon as he entered the sacred arena, Coach Jim Penders yelled “Hickory!” — a reference to the movie ‘Hoosiers’, which was filmed inside Hinkle.

For years, Hinkle has hosted Indiana’s high school basketball championships, providing every basketball student at Hoosier State with at least the dream of one day playing there.

Penders would like to see UConn’s gleaming Elliot Ballpark become a similar destination for local high school baseball players.

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