The Central Connecticut baseball team split a Northeast
Conference doubleheader at Monmouth on Sunday, winning the first
game 4-0 and dropping the second 10-9. Sophomore Nick
Neumann picked up his first win of the season pitching a
complete game shutout in the first game. In the second game the
Blue Devils led 9-6, but a four-run seventh inning gave Monmouth
the win. Central is now 11-9-1 overall and 6-6 in NEC action.
The Blue Devils won the first game 4-0 behind a strong complete-game pitching performance Neumann. He allowed just six hits in his seven innings of work, while striking out eight and walking only one.
Neumann's shakiest inning was the first, when the Hawks loaded the bases with no outs behind a couple of hits and a walk. Neumann answered by striking out the side, and would allow just one more Hawk to reach second base in the entire game. Neumann did not face more than four batters in innings two through six, and allowed just five batters to reach base in the final six innings.
Central had seven hits in the game. The scored a single run in the first inning on an RBI hit from freshman J.P. Sportman. They scored on in the fifth on a sacrifice fly off the bat of junior Mitch Wells, and then added two more in the sixth. Junior Jake Matuszak drove in the first run and sophomore Tyler Caserta scored on a passed ball.
In the second game the Blue Devils trailed 4-0 and then 6-2 before scoring seven runs in the sixth inning to take a 9-6 lead. The Hawks responded, and claimed the weekend series 3-1, with a four-run seventh inning and then held on for the 10-9 win.
Sophomore first baseman Andy Lalli had a pair of RBI and two runs scored in the loss. Senior second baseman Sean Miller-Jones also had a pair of hits and drove in two. Freshman Dylan DelaCruz and Wells each had two hits for the Blue Devils.
Matuszak and Sportman, along with A.J. Lowers and Normand Gosselin each added an RBI in game two.
Central returns to action at home on Wednesday vs. Iona beginning at 3 p.m.
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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