March 20, 2011

Baseball Drops Series Finale Against Bryant on Sunday

The Central Connecticut baseball team dropped the series finale against Bryant on Sunday by the score of 9-3. Central won the first three games of the series on Friday and Saturday. With the loss the Blue Devils are now 5-6-1 overall and 3-1 in Northeast Conference action.

Bryant scored first for the third time in four games during the weekend series. An RBI single from David Soltis in the first inning gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. The Blue Devils tied the score at 1-1 on an RBI single from junior Mitch Wells in the bottom of the inning.

Bryant took a 3-1 lead in the second inning. With a man on second, Dan Muscatello tripled to deep right center to score Tim Norton. A sacrifice fly scored Muscatello to give Bryant the two-run lead. They scored on in the third to make it 4-1.

Three more runs in the fourth, including a two-run double from Jordan English, gave Bryant a 7-1 lead. Central scored two in the fourth to cut it to 7-3. Freshman J.P. Sportman and junior Danny Hickey each drove in a run for the Blue Devils.

The lead reached 8-3 in the sixth on an RBI single from Kevin Brown for the Bulldogs. They added an unearned run in the seventh to make it 9-3.

Wells and freshman Dylan Delacruz each had a pair of hits for the Blue Devils in the loss. Wells, Hickey and Sportman all had RBIs in the game.