Mitch Wells Named NEIBA All-Star on MondayJunior third baseman Mitch Wells was named a New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star on Monday. Wells batted .360 with a team-high 73 hits and 43 runs batted in in 2011. The Blue Devils ended the season with a 26-25-1 overall record. Wells was previously named a First Team All-Northeast Conference selection for the second straight season.
Baseball Ends Season with 6-3 Loss to Monmouth on Sunday AfternoonThe Central Connecticut baseball season came to an end on Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 loss to Monmouth in an elimination game in the Northeast Conference Tournament. Central ends the season with a 26-25-1 overall record. Freshman J.P. Sportman drove in a pair of runs in the loss. Monmouth advances to face Sacred Heart later on Sunday.
Baseball Stays Alive in Northeast Conference Tournament with 2-1 Win Over Long IslandThe Central Connecticut baseball team stayed alive in the 2011 Northeast Conference baseball tournament with a 2-1 win over Long Island on Saturday afternoon. Senior Sean Miller-Jones and freshman Anthony Turgeon each had an RBI in the victory as Central allowed two or fewer runs for the second straight day. They will advance to play Monmouth on Sunday at 12 p.m.
Baseball Falls into Loser's Bracket with 2-1 Loss to Top Seed MonmouthThe Central Connecticut baseball team dropped into the loser's bracket of the 2011 Northeast Conference Tournament after a 2-1 loss to top seed Monmouth on Friday afternoon. Central held a 1-0 lead until the eighth inning when the Hawks scored both of their runs. The Blue Devils will play Long Island in the first elimination game at 12 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Norwich, CT.
Four Blue Devils Named All-Conference for Baseball on Thursday NightOn the eve of the 2011 Northeast Conference Baseball Tournament, four Blue Devils were named All-Conference on Thursday night. Central placed two on the First Team and two more on the Second Team. The Blue Devils are the fourth seed in the NEC Tournament which begins on Friday. Central plays top-seed Monmouth on Friday at 12 p.m. at Dodd Stadium in Norwich.
Northeast Conference Baseball Tournament to Begin on Friday at 12 NoonThe Northeast Conference baseball tournament will begin on Friday at 12 noon in Norwich, CT, as the fourth-seed Blue Devils face the top-seed Monmouth Hawks. The tournament was rescheduled and postponed one day due to inclement weather in the Norwich area. Fans can follow the action live on NortheastConference.tv.
Athletics Department Holds Annual Blue Devil Golf ClassicThe Central Connecticut Department of Athletics held its annual Blue Devil Golf Classic this past Friday, May 13, at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain. The Classic is the department's biggest fundraiser during the year, and helps celebrate another successful year in Blue Devil athletics.
Baseball Series Finale at Long Island Washed OutSunday's baseball game at Long Island has been canceled due to rain. It will not be made up. The Blue Devils end the regular season with a 25-23-1 overall record and a 17-14 mark in Northeast Conference play. They will be the #4 seed in this week's NEC Tournament in Norwich, CT, and will play top seed Monmouth on Thursday at Dodd Stadium. Stay tuned this week for viewing and ticket information for the tournament.
Baseball Sweeps Saturday Doubleheader at Long IslandThe Central Connecticut baseball team swept a doubleheader on the road at Long Island on Saturday afternoon. Central won the first game 10-2 and the second 8-0. With the pair of wins the Blue Devils move to 25-23-1 overall and 17-14 in Northeast Conference play. The two teams will finish the weekend series on Sunday at 12 p.m. Central has qualified for next week's NEC Tournament, and will be the #4 seed.
Baseball Falls 1-0 on the Road at Long IslandThe Central Connecticut baseball team dropped a 1-0 decision on the road at Long Island on Friday afternoon. Junior Jake Matuszak had a pair of hits. With the loss the Blue Devils fall to 23-23-1 overall and 15-14 in Northeast Conference play. The teams will play a doubleheader at Long Island on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.
Baseball Falls 4-3 at Home to Northeastern on Wednesday AfternoonThe Central Connecticut baseball team dropped a 4-3 decision at home in a non-conference game against Northeastern on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Devils drop to 23-22-1 overall with the loss, and now prepare for a key Northeast Conference series at Long Island this weekend. Central travels to Long Island on Friday for the series opener beginning at 3 p.m.
Blue Devils Fall in Extra Innings to Sacred Heart in Series FinaleThe Central Connecticut baseball team dropped a 4-3 extra-inning decision on Sunday afternoon to Sacred Heart. The game was the final Northeast Conference home game for the Blue Devils. Sacred Heart completed the four-game sweep, and in the process dropped the Blue Devils to 23-21-1 overall and 15-13 in NEC play. The Pioneers improve to 27-20 overall and 19-9 in the league.
Baseball Falls Twice to Sacred Heart on Saturday in New BritainThe Central Connecticut baseball team dropped both ends of a home doubleheader on Saturday against Sacred Heart. The Pioneers took the first game 11-4, and won the second 8-6. With the losses the Blue Devils fall to 23-20-1 overall and 15-12 in Northeast Conference action. The Pioneers are now 26-20 overall and 18-9 in league action.
Baseball Drops Series Opener to Sacred Heart on FridayThe Central Connecticut baseball team had its four-game winning streak stopped with a 7-4 home loss to Sacred Heart on Friday. The game was the first of a four-game weekend series with the Pioneers. With the loss Central falls to 23-18-1 overall and 15-10 in Northeast Conference play. Sacred Heart is 24-20 overall and 16-9 in league action.
Baseball Rained Out at Boston College on WednesdayCentral Connecticut and Boston College played four full innings before the rain came in Boston and forced the game to be stopped just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The game was tied 1-1 when it was suspended. It is possible the game will be replayed at a later date.
Miller-Jones Named Akadema/Northeast Conference Player of the WeekSenior second baseman Sean Miller-Jones was named the Akadema/Northeast Conference baseball player of the week on Monday. Miller-Jones and the Blue Devils completed a weekend sweep on the road at Quinnipiac on Sunday, outscoring the Bobcats 43-9 in the four-game set.
Baseball Goes 12 Innings and Completes Weekend Sweep of QuinnipiacJunior Mitch Wells and senior Sean Miller-Jones each homered as the Central Connecticut baseball team completed a weekend sweep over Quinnipiac with a 7-5 12-inning victory on Sunday in Hamden. The two combined for 18 hits, 17 runs batted in and five home runs in the four-game series vs. the Bobcats. Central is now 23-17-1 on the season and 15-9 in Northeast Conference play.
Krasnowiecki, Neumann Lead Blue Devils to Saturday Sweep at QuinnipiacSenior Dave Krasnowiecki pitched his second straight shutout, and sophomore Nick Neumann allowed just one run in a complete game victory as the Central Connecticut baseball team swept Quinnipiac on Saturday, 4-0 and 6-1. With the victories the Blue Devils are now 22-17-1 overall and 14-9 in Northeast Conference play.
Baseball Wins Big at Quinnipiac, 26-3The Central Connecticut baseball team turned in a dominating performance on Friday afternoon. The Blue Devils were led by two home runs each from seniors Pat Epps and Sean Miller-Jones. Central scored in bunches, posting three or more runs in each of their six scoring innings. The Blue Devils 26-3 victory gives them a 20-17-1 record and a 12-9 mark in Northeast Conference action.
Baseball Drops 16-14 Home Decision to Connecticut on WednesdayThe Central Connecticut baseball team dropped a 16-14 home decision to visiting Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon in New Britain. The two teams combined for 30 runs, 34 hits and seven errors and the game lasted three hours and 15 minutes. With the loss the Blue Devils fall to 19-17-1 overall. The Huskies are now 29-12-1 with the victory. Central returns to action on Friday at Quinnipiac at 3 p.m.
Scribner Gets the Call, Joins San Diego Padres Active RosterFormer Blue Devil and All-Northeast Conference pitcher Evan Scribner was promoted to the active roster of the San Diego Padres on Monday. Scribner had spent all of this season as a member of the Padres Triple-A affiliate in Tucson. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks following his senior season with the Blue Devils in 2007.
Baseball Start Pushed to 2:45 p.m.Saturday's baseball start time has been pushed back to 2:45 p.m. because of the weather in the New Britain area. The Blue Devils and FDU are finishing a weekend Northeast Conference series that began on Thursday afternoon.
Baseball Drops Series Finale vs. Fairleigh Dickinson on SaturdayThe Central Connecticut baseball team dropped an 11-6 decision to Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday afternoon in New Britain. The loss gives the two teams a split of the weekend series, with the Knights winning the first and fourth games. With the loss Central drops to 19-16-1 overall and 11-9 in Northeast Conference play.
Blue Devils Sweep Fairleigh Dickinson in Baseball on Friday AfternoonThe Central Connecticut baseball team swept a doubleheader at home vs. Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday afternoon. With the win the Blue Devils improve to 19-15-1 overall and 11-8 in Northeast Conference play. Senior lefty Dave Krasnowiecki pitched a complete-game one-hitter in game one as the Blue Devils won 2-0. The Blue Devil bats came alive in the second game as Central posted a 7-3 win. The two teams will finish the weekend series with a single game on Saturday.
Baseball Drops First Game of NEC Series vs. Fairleigh DickinsonThe Central Connecticut baseball team dropped a 7-5 decision to Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday afternoon in New Britain. The loss is the third straight for the Blue Devils, and drops their overall record to 17-15-1 and their Northeast Conference record to 9-8. Senior Pat Epps drove in a pair of runs in the loss. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 1 p.m.
Baseball Drops 8-3 Decision at Home to UMass on TuesdaySenior Pat Epps homered and drove in two but the Central Connecticut baseball team dropped an 8-3 decision at home on Tuesday afternoon. The homer for Epps is the 27th of his career, extending his school record. The Blue Devils are now 17-14-1 overall on the season.
Baseball Win Streak Stopped on SundayThe Central Connecticut baseball team had its seven-game winning streak snapped with a 5-0 home loss to Fairfield on Sunday. Central had beaten the Stags on Friday and Saturday. With the loss the Blue Devils are now 17-13-1 overall on the season. They play again on Tuesday hosting UMass beginning at 3 p.m.
Baseball Wins Seventh Straight, Tops Fairfield 3-0Sophomore Nick Neumann and junior Harry Glynn combined to throw a nine-hit shutout, and freshman Anthony Turgeon hit his second home run of the week as the Central Connecticut baseball team topped Fairfield 3-0. The win is the seventh in a row for the Blue Devils, who are now 17-12-1 overall on the season. The two teams will finish the weekend series with a game on Sunday at 1 p.m. at CCSU.
Blue Devils Score Three in Ninth to Win 4-2 on the Road at FairfieldSenior Sean Miller-Jones homered and the Blue Devils scored three ninth inning runs on Friday to come from behind and top Fairfield 4-2 on the road. The win is the sixth in a row for the Blue Devils and moves their record to 16-12-1 on the season. The two teams play again at Fairfield on Saturday at 12 noon.
Baseball Tops Stony Brook 5-4The Central Connecticut baseball team defeated Stony Brook 5-4 on Thursday afternoon. The win improves the Blue Devils to 15-12-1 on the season. Freshman Anthony Turgeon hit a two run homerun with two outs in the fourth inning to put the Blue Devils ahead for good. Freshman J.P. Sportmann finished the game two-for-four with an RBI for the Blue Devils.
Wednesday's Baseball Game vs. Stony Brook Moved to ThursdayWednesday afternoon's baseball game vs. Stony Brook has been moved to Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. The Blue Devils, now 14-12-1 on the season, have won four straight games heading into Thursday's game. They have a weekend off from conference play this weekend, and will play on the road at Fairfield Friday and Saturday, and home vs. the Stags on Sunday.
Central Baseball Wins Fourth Straight, Tops Holy Cross on TuesdayThe Central Connecticut baseball team won its fourth straight game on Tuesday, topping Holy Cross 16-2 in New Britain. With the win the Blue Devils are now 14-12-1 overall. Junior Mitch Wells drove in three runs in the victory, as the Blue Devils won their ninth home game of the season. They are scheduled to play again at home on Wednesday at 3 p.m. vs. Stony Brook.
Baseball Wins Weekend Series With Sunday Win OverThe Central Connecticut baseball team claimed the weekend series vs. Mount St. Mary's with an 11-3 victory at home on Sunday afternoon. Central used 15 hits to score its 11 runs and won the series winning three of four from the Mount. With the win the Blue Devils are now 13-12-1 overall and 9-7 in Northeast Conference play.
Baseball Sweeps Mount St. Mary's in Saturday DoubleheaderThe Central Connecticut baseball team swept a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon in New Britain against Mount St. Mary's. The Blue Devils won the first game 4-0 behind a three-hit shutout from senior Dave Krasnowiecki. They built and early lead in game two and held on to win 7-4. With the sweep Central is now 12-12-1 overall and 8-7 in Northeast Conference play.
Baseball Drops Series Opener to Mount St. Mary's on FridayThe Central Connecticut baseball team dropped to 10-12-1 overall and 6-7 in Northeast Conference play following a 3-2 loss to Mount St. Mary's on Friday afternoon. The game was the first in the weekend series between the two teams. Saturday they will play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a single nine-inning game on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Baseball Adds Home Game vs. Stony Brook on April 13The Central Connecticut baseball team has added a home game against Stony Brook on Wed., April 13 at 3:30 p.m. The Blue Devils begin a long home stretch this afternoon, hosting Iona at 3 p.m. They are home this weekend in Northeast Conference action, beginning on Friday at 3 p.m., against Mount St. Mary's.
Baseball Wins at Home Over Iona, 7-5The Central Connecticut baseball team improved to 10-11-1 overall on the season with a 7-5 win over visiting Iona on Wednesday afternoon. The game is the first at home for the Blue Devils in the last two weeks. They will play 13 of their next 15 games at home. They begin a weekend series on Friday at home hosting Mount St. Mary's at 3 p.m.