Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader at Home on Saturday vs. Bryant
The Central Connecticut baseball team swept a doubleheader with
Bryant on Saturday in Northeast Conference action. The Blue Devils
won the first game 10-2 and scored twice in the seventh inning to
win game two 5-4 With the sweep Central Connecticut is now 5-5-1
overall and 3-0 in NEC. The two teams will finish the weekend
series with a single game on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.
Bryant struck first in game one with a solo home run in the first inning from David Soltis.
Central tied the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning. Sophomore Tyler McIntyre walked, went to second on a sacrifice and later scored on an RBI single to center field off the bat of freshman Anthony Turgeon.
The Buldogs regained the lead, 2-1, on a sacrifice fly from Joseph Carcone in the top of the fifth inning. Central tied it again, 2-2, with another RBI single from Turgeon in the bottom of the inning.
The Blue Devils took their first lead of the day in the bottom of the sixth inning when they scored eight runs to take a 10-2 lead. Central sent 14 men to the plate in the inning. Freshman J.P. Sportman and Turgeon each had RBI singles in the inning. It was the third hit and third RBI of the game for Turgeon. Another run scored on a passed ball and three scored on RBI walks to Jake Matuszak, Sean Miller-Jones and Pat Epps.
Senior Dave Krasnowiecki pitched the complete game to earn his first victory of the season. He is now 1-1 on the year. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out three. He did not face more than four batters in any of the seven innings.
In game two the Blue Devils took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. With the bases loaded freshman Dylan Delacruz singled through the right side to play a pair runs.
The lead reached 3-0 when Sportman singled in a run with two outs in the third inning. Bryant cut the lead to 3-1 with an RBI groundout from Mike Delponte in the fourth.
The Bulldogs scored a run in the sixth to make it 3-2. Delponte had another RBI groundout in the inning.
Central starter Todd Savatsky pitched 5.1 innings allowing just three hits and two runs. He struck out one and did not walk a batter.
The Bulldogs scored two in the seventh to take a 4-3 lead. The Blue Devils scored twice in the bottom of the inning to win their fourth straight game. Junior Mitch Wells drove in a run with a double and with two outs Delacruz singled up the middle to plate the winning run.