Senior Pat Epps
homered and drove in two runs, but the Central Connecticut baseball
team dropped a doubleheader at Navy on Saturday to open the 2011
season. Navy won the first game 3-2, before topping the Blue
Devils 9-2 in the nightcap to complete the sweep. The two teams
will play a single game on Sunday to complete the weekend
In the first game a pair of Blue Devil pitchers allowed just three hits to the Midshipmen, but an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth inning helped give the home team the 3-2 victory.
Sophomore Nick Neumann pitched five innings, allowing just three hits and two earned runs in his first outing of the season. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision. Junior Roy Natoli pitched the sixth and allowed the unearned run to pick up the loss. He is 0-1 on the season. The leadoff man reached on a fielding error by the Blue Devils, and was sacrificed to second. After moving to third on a groudout he scored on a wild pitch to provide the winning run.
The Blue Devils put two runs on the board in the third inning to take a 2-0 lead in the game. With men on second and third, freshman Anthony Turgeon's RBI groundout and an RBI single from junior Mitch Wells gave the visitors the early lead. Navy scored two in the fifth inning off of Neumann to tie the score.
In the second game Navy scored three runs in the second inning to take the early lead. The Blue Devils cut the lead to 3-2 on a two-run homer from Epps, his first of the season and the 26th of his career. He set a school-record with 18 last season, and his 26 is also a career mark for the Blue Devils.
Central would have just three hits in the second game and fell 9-2. Navy had 10 hits off four Blue Devil pitcher. Senior lefty Dave Krasnowiecki picked up the loss giving up three earned runs in four innings. He allowed just four hits and struck out one.
Central and Navy will complete the weekend series with a single nine-inning game on Sunday beginning at 12 p.m.
May 30, 2011 Mitch Wells Named NEIBA All-Star on Monday
May 15, 2011 Baseball Series Finale at Long Island Washed Out
May 14, 2011 Baseball Sweeps Saturday Doubleheader at Long Island
May 13, 2011 Baseball Falls 1-0 on the Road at Long Island
April 29, 2011 Baseball Wins Big at Quinnipiac, 26-3
April 25, 2011 Scribner Gets the Call, Joins San Diego Padres Active Roster
April 23, 2011 Baseball Start Pushed to 2:45 p.m.
April 19, 2011 Baseball Drops 8-3 Decision at Home to UMass on Tuesday
April 17, 2011 Baseball Win Streak Stopped on Sunday
April 16, 2011 Baseball Wins Seventh Straight, Tops Fairfield 3-0
April 14, 2011 Baseball Tops Stony Brook 5-4
April 13, 2011 Wednesday's Baseball Game vs. Stony Brook Moved to Thursday
April 10, 2011 Baseball Wins Weekend Series With Sunday Win Over
April 6, 2011 Baseball Adds Home Game vs. Stony Brook on April 13
April 6, 2011 Baseball Wins at Home Over Iona, 7-5
April 4, 2011 2011 CCSU Baseball Media Guide
April 3, 2011 Baseball Splits Sunday Doubleheader at Monmouth
March 26, 2011 Baseball Splits With Wagner on Saturday on Staten Island
March 23, 2011 Wednesday's Baseball Game Canceled Due to Storm
March 21, 2011 Dylan DelaCruz Named NEC Co-Rookie of the Week in Baseball
March 20, 2011 Baseball Drops Series Finale Against Bryant on Sunday
March 19, 2011 Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader at Home on Saturday vs. Bryant
March 18, 2011 Central Comes From Behind to Top Bryant 10-9 in NEC Opener
March 16, 2011 Baseball Postponed on Wednesday
March 15, 2011 Baseball Field Parking Directions for The 2011 Season
March 14, 2011 Baseball Drops 8-5 Decision at George Washington on Monday
March 12, 2011 Baseball Splits a Pair of Games on Saturday
December 26, 2010 Central Connecticut Baseball Camp Postponed Because of Weather