The Central Connecticut baseball team dropped an 8-3 decision on the road at George Washington on Monday afternoon. With the loss the Blue Devils are now 1-5-1 on the season. A busy week continues on Tuesday for Central. They will host Yale on the CCSU campus beginning at 3 p.m. Yale and CCSU will also play on Wednesday at 3.
The Blue Devils scored first with a single run in the top of the first inning. Junior Jake Matuszak walked and scored on a double from junior Mitch Wells. Wells drove in a run for the fourth straight game, it was his ninth RBI of the season. He would finish the game with three RBI, giving him 11 on the season to lead the Blue Devils.
George Washington answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-1 lead. The Colonials used five hits off of Blue Devil starter Roy Natoli, along with an error in the inning, to build the three-run lead.
GW added a single run in the third inning, before Central answered with two in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to 5-3. Senior Pat Epps singled to lead off the inning and went to second on an error. He went to third on a wild pitch and then scored on a throwing error by the GW catcher. With two out in the inning senior Normand Gosselin doubled and then score on an RBI single from junior AJ Lowers.
The Colonials answered again, this time with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to build an 8-3 lead. Natoli left the game allowing eight runs, all earned, on 12 hits in 3.2 innings.
Wells added two RBI on a single in the top of the ninth inning to make it 8-5.
Wells had three hits and three RBI in the loss. Lowers finished with a pair of hits and an RBI. Junior Harry Glynne pitched the final 4.1 innings allowing just two hits while striking out four for the Blue Devils.
The Blue Devils return to action hosting Yale on Tuesday and Wednesday at 3 p.m. in New Britain. They begin conference action this weekend against Bryant hosting a four-game series beginning on Friday afternoon.