2010 Baseball News

  • Sean Allaire Earns Another All-America Nod; Named All-Region Along With Teammate Pat Epps
    June 30, 2010
    Sean Allaire Earns Another All-America Nod; Named All-Region Along With Teammate Pat Epps Senior Sean Allaire has added another All-America honor to his resume, following one of the best single-seasons in school history. Allaire was named a Third-Team ABCA All-American earlier this week. Earlier this season he was named a Louisville Slugger All-American. He earned the honor after being named to the ABCA All-Region First Team as a utility player. He was joined on the All-Region team by junior teammate Pat Epps.
  • Epps and Allaire Continue to Earn Post-Season Honors, Named ECAC All-Stars
    June 15, 2010
    Epps and Allaire Continue to Earn Post-Season Honors, Named ECAC All-Stars The post-season honors continue to roll in for a pair of Blue Devils in 2010. Senior Sean Allaire and junior Pat Epps were named ECAC Division I All-Stars on Tuesday. Both players were named to the First Team. Epps earned the honor in the outfield while Allaire earned the nod as a utility player. Both players also earned First Team All-Conference and First Team All-New England honors this season. The Blue Devils won the 2010 Northeast Conference Championship last month, the fourth title for the Blue Devils since 2002.
  • Sean Allaire Named Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American
    June 08, 2010
    Sean Allaire Named Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American Senior Sean Allaire continues to receive post-season accolades following one of the most successful individual single seasons in Central Connecticut baseball history. Allaire was named a Third Team Louisville Slugger All-American this week by Collegiate Baseball magazine. He batted .426 and matched a school-record with 100 hits on the season, while also being named the Northeast Conference Player of the Year.
  • Baseball Season Comes to End with NCAA Tournament Loss on Saturday
    June 05, 2010
    Baseball Season Comes to End with NCAA Tournament Loss on Saturday The Central Connecticut baseball season came to an end on Saturday afternoon with a 25-5 loss to Connecticut in the second game of the NCAA Tournament in Norwich. The Blue Devils finish the 2010 season with a 33-23 overall record, marking their sixth season in the last 11 with at least 30 win. They captured their fourth Northeast Conference Championship last weekend in Bridgewater, NJ. UConn advances in the regional, and will play on Sunday against the loser of the Oregon and Florida State game on Saturday night.
  • Baseball Drops First Round NCAA Tournament Game to Florida State on Friday Afternoon
    June 04, 2010
    Baseball Drops First Round NCAA Tournament Game to Florida State on Friday Afternoon The Central Connecticut State University baseball team dropped its opening game of the 2010 NCAA Baseball Championship to Florida State on Friday afternoon in Norwich, CT. Central, the 2010 Northeast Conference Champion, dropped a 11-3 decision to the Seminoles in their first NCAA game since 2004. The loss drops Central to 33-22 on the season, and snaps a three-game winning streak. The Blue Devils will face UConn at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Baseball to Face UConn on Saturday at 2 p.m. in NCAA Baseball Tournament
    June 04, 2010
    Baseball to Face UConn on Saturday at 2 p.m. in NCAA Baseball Tournament Central Connecticut dropped its first game of the 2010 NCAA Tournament on Friday, 11-3, to Florida State. The Blue Devils play again on Saturday at 2 p.m., and will face a familiar foe. Central and UConn will meet in the first elimination game of the Norwich Regional on Saturday. UConn dropped a 5-3 decision to Oregon on Friday night. Fans can follow the action live online with audio and video. Click on the Tournament Central link to access the game beginning at 2 p.m.
  • Allaire and Epps Named to NEIBA All-New England First Team
    June 02, 2010
    Allaire and Epps Named to NEIBA All-New England First Team Senior Sean Allaire and junior Pat Epps, fresh off their Northeast Conference title on Sunday, were named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-New England baseball team this week. Allaire was named at shortstop and Epps earned the nod in the outfield. Both players and their teammates are preparing for this week's NCAA Regional, being played in nearby Norwich, CT. Central will face Florida State in the first game of the regional on Friday at 2 p.m. at Dodd Stadium in Norwich.
  • Blue Devils Headed to Nearby Norwich for NCAA Baseball Regional to Face Florida State on Friday at 2 p.m.
    May 31, 2010
    Blue Devils Headed to Nearby Norwich for NCAA Baseball Regional to Face Florida State on Friday at 2 p.m. On the heels of their fourth Northeast Conference baseball championships, the Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils will travel to nearby Norwich, CT for the 2010 NCAA Baseball Regionals. Central, now 33-21 on the season after winning the NEC title with a 9-6 over Sacred Heart on Sunday, is entering the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004, but the fourth time this decade. Central will face Florida State in the first round. Connecticut and Oregon will meet in the other game in the regional.
  • Epps and Riordan Lead Blue Devils to 2010 Northeast Conference Baseball Championship
    May 30, 2010
    Epps and Riordan Lead Blue Devils to 2010 Northeast Conference Baseball Championship Junior Pat Epps hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning, and senior pitcher Tyler Riordan pitched 6.2 innings of one-run relief as the Central Connecticut State University baseball team topped Sacred Heart 9-3 on Sunday to claim its fourth Northeast Conference baseball championship title. The Blue Devils won three straight games, including two over the Pioneers, to claim the 2010 title. It marks the fourth since 2002 for Central, the most of any team in the league. Epps was named the tournament Most Valuable Player.
  • Zarotney's Grand Slam Sends Central to Winner-Take-All Game on Sunday in NEC Tournament
    May 29, 2010
    Zarotney's Grand Slam Sends Central to Winner-Take-All Game on Sunday in NEC Tournament Senior outfielder Kyle Zarotney hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Central Connecticut State University baseball team to a 9-6 victory over Sacred Heart in the Northeast Conference baseball tournament on Saturday. The win forces a winner-take-all game on Sunday at noon, also against the top seeded Pioneers. Zarotney's home run was his second of the day. He finished with eight RBI in the two victories, as Central improved to 32-21 overall on the season. Action begins on Sunday at 12 noon.
  • Foster Pitches Blue Devils to Victory Over Wagner in Elimination Game; CCSU to Play Sacred Heart at 3:30 p.m.
    May 29, 2010
    Foster Pitches Blue Devils to Victory Over Wagner in Elimination Game; CCSU to Play Sacred Heart at 3:30 p.m. Sophomore southpaw Jason Foster pitched the Central Connecticut State University baseball team to a 7-2 victory in a Northeast Conference Tournament elimination game on Saturday against Wagner. Foster pitched his first career complete game, allowing 10 hits and just two runs while striking out a career-high seven batters in the win. Central advances to face top seed Sacred Heart today at 3:30 p.m. The Blue Devils are trying to force a seventh game in the tournament, which would take place on Sunday at noon. They need to beat the Pioneers twice to win the NEC title.
  • Blue Devils Drop Into Loser's Bracket with 8-3 Loss vs. Sacred Heart on Friday
    May 28, 2010
    Blue Devils Drop Into Loser's Bracket with 8-3 Loss vs. Sacred Heart on Friday The second seeded Central Connecticut State University baseball team fell into the loser's bracket of the Northeast Conference Tournament with an 8-3 loss to top seed Sacred Heart on Friday. The loss, which drops Central to 30-21 on the season, puts the Blue Devils in an elimination game on Saturday at 12 noon against Wagner. Central topped the Seahawks 5-3 on Thursday in the first game of the tournament for both teams. Wagner defeated Monmouth 9-4 in Friday's first contest.
  • Senior Sean Allaire Named Northeast Conference Baseball Player of the Year; Five Blue Devils Make First Team
    May 27, 2010
    Senior Sean Allaire Named Northeast Conference Baseball Player of the Year; Five Blue Devils Make First Team Senior Sean Allaire was named the Northeast Conference baseball player of the year, it was announced on Wednesday night at the annual pre-tournament barbecue. Allaire becomes the third Blue Devil to earn the honor, joining former standouts Tim D'Aquila (2003) and Keith Stegnauer (2004). He led the league in hitting with a .456 average, and as of Monday morning was third in the country in in that category. The Blue Devils placed five players on the All-Conference First Team, including Allaire, junior Pat Epps, seniors Richie Tri and Tommy Meade and sophomore Mitch Wells.
  • Blue Devils Advance in Winner's Bracket With 5-3 Win Over Wagner on Thursday
    May 27, 2010
    Blue Devils Advance in Winner's Bracket With 5-3 Win Over Wagner on Thursday Junior lefty Dave Krasnowiecki pitched a complete game to improve to 7-2 on the season as the Central Connecticut State University baseball team topped Wagner 5-3 in the first game of the Northeast Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon. The game was played at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. The Blue Devils advance in the winner's bracket on Friday and will play top seed Sacred Heart at 3:30 p.m. Four different Blue Devils had an RBI in the game. The win is the 30th of the season for the Blue Devils.
  • Baseball Begins Quest for Fourth Northeast Conference Title on Thursday
    May 26, 2010
    Baseball Begins Quest for Fourth Northeast Conference Title on Thursday The Central Connecticut State University baseball team begins its quest for the Northeast Conference title on Thursday afternoon in Bridgewater, NJ at 3:30 p.m. The second-seeded Blue Devils will face the third-seeded Seahawks of Wagner on the first day of the championships. Central, who averaged almost nine runs a game and set a school-record with 66 home runs this season, is looking for its first title since 2004.
  • Baseball Ends Regular Season With Victory on Senior Day on Sunday
    May 23, 2010
    Baseball Ends Regular Season With Victory on Senior Day on Sunday The Central Connecticut State University baseball team ended the regular season with a 16-10 victory over Long Island on Sunday. The win came on Senior Day, as the Blue Devils honored their nine seniors prior to the first pitch. Senior Dan Markoya picked up his second win of the season on the mound. With the victory the Blue Devils end the regular season 29-20 overall and 18-14 in Northeast Conference play. As the #2 seed, they will face #3 seed Wagner on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the NEC Tournament being held in New Jersey.
  • Baseball Splits With Long Island and Claims Second Seed in Next Week's NEC Tournament
    May 22, 2010
    Baseball Splits With Long Island and Claims Second Seed in Next Week's NEC Tournament Senior Richie Tri drove in three runs in the first game of a doubleheader as the Central Connecticut State University baseball team split with Long Island on Saturday. Tri's walk-off single in the eighth inning of game one gave Central the 5-4 extra inning win. Long Island rebounded for a 11-1 win in the second game. Central is now 17-14 in league play, and will be the second seed in next week's NEC Tournament in New Jersey. They finish the regular season on Sunday with a single game vs. the Blackbirds at 1 p.m.
  • Pat Epps Hits Walk Off Homer and Sets Single-Season School Record
    May 21, 2010
    Pat Epps Hits Walk Off Homer and Sets Single-Season School Record Junior Pat Epps hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Central Connecticut State University a 2-1 victory in New Britain on Friday afternoon over Long Island. Epps set a new single season home run mark with the home run, his 17th of the season. The win gets the Blue Devils a spot in next week's Northeast Conference Tournament beginning on Thursday. They are now 27-19 overall and 16-13 in league action. Central and the Blackbirds will play a doubleheader on Saturday at noon.
  • Danny Hickey Homers and Drives in Two as Blue Devils Top Wagner on Sunday
    May 16, 2010
    Danny Hickey Homers and Drives in Two as Blue Devils Top Wagner on Sunday Sophomore catcher Danny Hickey homered and drove in a pair of runs as the Central Connecticut State University baseball team topped Wagner 5-3 on Sunday. The win gives the Blue Devils three wins in four games in the Northeast Conference weekend series. With the victory Central improves to 26-19 overall and 15-13 in NEC play. Wagner drops to 21-29 overall and 13-15 in the NEC.
  • Epps Matches Single Season Home Run Record as Central Splits with Wagner
    May 15, 2010
    Epps Matches Single Season Home Run Record as Central Splits with Wagner Junior Pat Epps homered in both ends of a doubleheader with Wagner on Saturday afternoon and matched the school's single season home run record. Epps hit his 15th and 16th home runs of the season. The Blue Devils and Seahawks split the pair of games, with Central winning the opener 7-1 and Wagner winning the second 7-5. The two teams will finish the weekend series with a single nine-inning game on Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Allaire's Grand Slam and Five RBI Lead Blue Devils to NEC Win Over Wagner
    May 14, 2010
    Allaire's Grand Slam and Five RBI Lead Blue Devils to NEC Win Over Wagner Senior Sean Allaire drove in five runs, including a grand slam, as the Central Connecticut State University baseball team topped Wagner 10-5 on Friday afternoon. The Blue Devils are now 24-18 overall and 13-12 in Northeast Conference play. Wagner falls to 20-27 overall and 12-13 in the league. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday in New Britain beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Senior Sean Allaire Named Northeast Conference and National Player of the Week on Monday
    May 10, 2010
    Senior Sean Allaire Named Northeast Conference and National Player of the Week on Monday Senior Sean Allaire was named the Akadema/Northeast Conference baseball player of the week for the third time this season on Monday. He was also named a Louisville Slugger national player of the week for his performance last week. It is the third time this season that he has been honored, the most of any player in the league. Allaire and the Blue Devils went 4-2 last week and currently sit at 12-12 in NEC action and 23-18 overall.
  • Baseball Homers Four Times But Drops Series Finale on Sunday at Mount St. Mary's
    May 09, 2010
    Baseball Homers Four Times But Drops Series Finale on Sunday at Mount St. Mary's The Central Connecticut baseball team scored 13 runs on Sunday, but it wasn't enough as they dropped a 14-13 extra-inning decision on the road at Mount St. Mary's on Sunday. With the loss the Blue Devils are now 23-18 overall and 12-12 in Northeast Conference play. Central hit four more home runs in the game, giving them 15 in the four-game series. Junior Pat Epps and senior Anthony Scialdone each homered and drove in four runs.
  • Allaire Homers Four Times and Drives in 10 Runs as Blue Devils Sweep Mount St. Mary's on Saturday
    May 08, 2010
    Allaire Homers Four Times and Drives in 10 Runs as Blue Devils Sweep Mount St. Mary's on Saturday Senior Sean Allaire hit four home runs and drove in 10 runs as the Central Connecticut State University baseball team rebounded from a loss on Friday at Mount St. Mary's to sweep a doubleheader against the Mount on Saturday. They won game one 8-4. They scored a season-high 27 runs and belted a season-high 27 hits in the game two 27-7 victory. The Blue Devils, among the nation's top hitting teams, had 12 different players drive in a run in the second game victory. The teams will finish the weekend series with a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m..
  • Baseball Drops 12-6 Decision on Friday at Mount St. Mary's
    May 07, 2010
    Baseball Drops 12-6 Decision on Friday at Mount St. Mary's The Central Connecticut baseball team dropped a 12-6 decision on the road at Mount St. Mary's on Friday afternoon. With the loss the Blue Devils fall to 21-17 overall and 10-11 in Northeast Conference action. Senior Richie Tri had three hits and drove in a pair of runs in the loss for Central. The two teams will continue the weekend series with a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 12 p.m.
  • Epps Hits Home Runs No. 11 and 12 as Blue Devils Win on Road at Fairfield
    May 05, 2010
    Epps Hits Home Runs No. 11 and 12 as Blue Devils Win on Road at Fairfield Junior Pat Epps hit his 11th and 12th home runs of the season as the Central Connecticut State University baseball team put on an offensive show for the second straight day in a 21-9 win on the road at Fairfield on Wednesday. The 12 home runs for Epps are the second-highest single season total in school history. Central takes to the road beginning on Friday at Mount St. Mary's in an important Northeast Conference series beginning at 3 p.m. They are now 21-16 overall this season.
  • Richie Tri (4 Hits, 6 RBI) and Mitch Wells (6 Hits, 5 RBI) Lead Blue Devils to 19-6 Win at Hartford
    May 04, 2010
    Richie Tri (4 Hits, 6 RBI) and Mitch Wells (6 Hits, 5 RBI) Lead Blue Devils to 19-6 Win at Hartford Senior outfielder Richie Tri homered and drove in six runs, and sophomore Mitch Wells went 6-for-6 and drove in five runs as the Central Connecticut State University baseball team topped Hartford 19-6 on Tuesday afternoon. The Blue Devils had 19 hits in the victory, and improved to 20-16 overall on the season. They return to action on Wednesday at Fairfield beginning 3 p.m.
  • Wells Hits Sixth Home Run of Season as Baseball Beats Marist on Saturday
    May 01, 2010
    Wells Hits Sixth Home Run of Season as Baseball Beats Marist on Saturday Sophomore third baseman Mitch Wells hit a three-run home run and the Central Connecticut State University baseball team improved to 19-16 overall this season with a 7-1 victory at home over Marist on Saturday. Sophomore lefty Jack Greenhouse improved to 3-1 on the season. He pitched eight innings allowing just one run on nine hits while striking out four Marist batters.
  • Baseball Comeback Falls Short at Marist on Friday
    April 30, 2010
    Baseball Comeback Falls Short at Marist on Friday The Central Connecticut State University baseball team scored four runs in the eighth inning, but fell just short of a comeback on the road at Marist on Friday. Central dropped the 7-6 decision, and falls to 18-16 overall on the season. Junior Pat Epps hit his 10th home run of the season in the loss. The Blue Devils and Red Foxes will play again, this time in New Britain on Saturday, in a single nine-inning game beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Central Baseball Holds #20 UConn to Five Hits in 7-3 Win on Wednesday
    April 28, 2010
    Central Baseball Holds #20 UConn to Five Hits in 7-3 Win on Wednesday The Central Connecticut State University baseball team went on the road and topped No. 20 UConn on Wednesday afternoon, snapping the nation's longest winning streak in the process. The Blue Devils, now 18-15 overall, had seven different players drive in a run on the day. Two Blue Devil pitchers held the Huskies to just five hits in the game. Central returns to action on Friday at Marist at 3 p.m.
  • Baseball Adds Pair of Games on Friday and Saturday of This Week
    April 26, 2010
    Baseball Adds Pair of Games on Friday and Saturday of This Week The Central Connecticut baseball team has added a pair of games to its 2010 schedule. On Friday, Apr. 30, the Blue Devils will travel to Marist for a single nine-inning game at 3 p.m. The Red Foxes will then come to New Britain for a single nine-inning game on Saturday, May 1, at 1 p.m. Central is 17-15 overall this season, and also has a game schedule this week on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at UConn.
  • Sean Allaire Named Akadema/Northeast Conference Baseball Player of the Week
    April 26, 2010
    Sean Allaire Named Akadema/Northeast Conference Baseball Player of the Week Senior Sean Allaire was named the Northeast Conference baseball player of the week for the second time this season on Monday. Allaire, who hit an amazing .654 at the plate last week in six games, becomes the second Blue Devil to win the award twice this season. Classmate Tommy Meade has also won the award twice in 2010. Allaire and the Blue Devils went 3-3 last week, and currently sit at 10-10 in NEC play this season.
  • Baseball Drops Series Finale on Sunday to Quinnipiac
    April 25, 2010
    Baseball Drops Series Finale on Sunday to Quinnipiac The Central Connecticut baseball team dropped a 3-2 decision at home in the series finale on Sunday against Quinnipiac. Sophomore Mitch Wells had a solo home run for the Blue Devils. With the loss the Blue Devils fall to 17-15 overall and 10-10 in Northeast Conference play. Quinnipiac improves to 10-25 overall and 9-7 in league action. They took three of four games over the weekend against the Blue Devils.
  • Baseball Wins Game Two, Gets Split With Quinnipiac on Saturday
    April 24, 2010
    Baseball Wins Game Two, Gets Split With Quinnipiac on Saturday The Central Connecticut State University baseball team managed a split of a doubleheader at home on Saturday afternoon against Quinnipiac, winning game two 8-4. They dropped the first game 13-4. Senior pitcher Tommy Meade pitched a complete game in the second game to move to 3-0 on the season. Junior Pat Epps hit a three run home run to lead the offense. The teams will finish the weekend series at CCSU on Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • CCSU Drops 11-10 Home Game to Quinnipiac
    April 23, 2010
    CCSU Drops 11-10 Home Game to Quinnipiac The Central Connecticut baseball team cape back from a five run deficit to take a 10-9 lead in the eighth inning, but fell to Quinnipiac 11-10 at home on Friday. Senior Anthony Scialdone went 3-5 with three RBI on the day to lead the Blue Devils, who fall to 16-13 overall and 9-8 in Northeast Conference action. The Bobcats improve to 8-24 on the season and 7-6 in the NEC. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday and finish the series with a single game on Sunday.
  • Baseball Wins Fifth Straight, Tops Fairfield at Home on Wednesday
    April 21, 2010
    Baseball Wins Fifth Straight, Tops Fairfield at Home on Wednesday The Central Connecticut baseball team posted a season-high 23 hits and topped Fairfield 16-7 on Wednesday afternoon in New Britain. The Blue Devils, now 16-12 overall this season with their fifth straight victory, will return to action over the weekend hosting Quinnipiac in a Northeast Conference series. The first game will be on Friday at 3 p.m. in New Britain.
  • Baseball Scores 17 and Has 20 Hits in Victory at UMass on Tuesday
    April 20, 2010
    Baseball Scores 17 and Has 20 Hits in Victory at UMass on Tuesday Senior Sean Allaire went 5-for-5, scored five runs and drove in three more as the Central Connecticut State University baseball team topped UMass 17-12 on Tuesday afternoon. The win moves Central to 15-12 overall on the season, and is their fifth win in their last six games. They return to action tomorrow afternoon hosting Fairfield in a single game beginning at 3 p.m.
  • Junior Pat Epps Named Northeast Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week
    April 19, 2010
    Junior Pat Epps Named Northeast Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week Central Connecticut State University junior outfielder Pat Epps was named the Northeast Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Epps becomes the third different Blue Devil to earn the honor this season, joining teammates Tommy Meade and Sean Allaire. The Blue Devils return to action on Tuesday at UMass beginning at 3 p.m.
  • Baseball Beats Sacred Heart 9-5, Takes Weekend Series
    April 18, 2010
    Baseball Beats Sacred Heart 9-5, Takes Weekend Series The Central Connecticut State University baseball team won on the road at Sacred Heart on Sunday, 9-5, to take three out of four from the Pioneers over the weekend series. Senior Tommy Meade had two hits and a pair of RBI, and was the winning pitcher, as Central improved to 14-12 overall and 9-7 in Northeast Conference play. Junior Pat Epps drove in three more runs and finished the weekend with eight RBI.
  • Epps and Tri Lead Baseball to Sweep of Doubleheader vs. Sacred Heart on Saturday
    April 17, 2010
    Epps and Tri Lead Baseball to Sweep of Doubleheader vs. Sacred Heart on Saturday Junior Pat Epps drove in five runs in the opener and senior Richie Tri drove in four in the nightcap as the Central Connecticut State University baseball team swept a doubleheader against Sacred Heart on Saturday. Central won the first game 8-7 and the second 8-0. With the wins they improve to 13-12 overall and 8-7 in Northeast Conference play. The games were played on the CCSU Baseball Field because Harbor Yard in Bridgeport was unplayable on Saturday morning. The teams will finish the series beginning at 11 a.m. at Harbor Yard on Sunday.
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