April 8, 2011

Baseball Drops Series Opener to Mount St. Mary's on Friday

The Central Connecticut baseball team dropped to 10-12-1 overall and 6-7 in Northeast Conference play following a 3-2 loss to Mount St. Mary's on Friday afternoon. The game was the first in the weekend series between the two teams. Saturday they will play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a single nine-inning game on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Mount struck first with a single run in the top of the fourth inning. With a man on first an noone out, Mark Quaranta doubled down the right field line to give the visitors the 1-0 lead.

Central tied the score in the bottom of the fifth inning. With one out, freshman Dylan DelaCruz scored on a throwing error by the Mount shortstop, tying the score 1-1.

The Blue Devils loaded the bases with one out in the sixth inning but were unable to get a run across the board. A foul out and a strikeout ended the threat.

The Mountaineers took a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning on an RBI fielder's choice from Zach Helman. Senior Sean Miller-Jones tied the score at 2-2 with his first home run of the season to lead off the bottom of the inning.

Mount's Tommy Flynn led off the ninth with a solo home run to right field.

Central starter Todd Savatsky pitched 8.0 innings allowing nine hits, three runs and striking out four. He falls to 3-2 on the season. Matuszak finished the game with three hits. Miller-Jones hit his first home run of the season and drove in one.

The Blue Devils and the Mount continue their weekend series with a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.