The Central Connecticut baseball team dropped an 11-6 decision
to Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday afternoon in New Britain. The
loss gives the two teams a split of the weekend series, with the
Knights winning the first and fourth games. With the loss Central
drops to 19-16-1 overall and 11-9 in Northeast Conference play.
The Blue Devils took a 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the second inning. With men on first and second sophomore Andy Lalli singled up the middle to give the Blue Devils the lead.
Four runs in the fourth inning pushed the lead to 5-0. Lalli drove in two more runs, and a ground rule double from freshman Dylan DelaCruz scored Lalli to score the fourth run of the inning. Another scored on a throwing error by the Knights.
The Knights scored a run in the fifth to make it 5-1. Central sophomore starting pitcher Harry Glynne did not allow a base runner through four innings. He allowed a walk and a hit in the inning as FDU cut it to four.
FDU scored seven runs and brought 12 batters to the plate in the sixth inning, chasing Glynne from the game, and taking an 8-5 lead. Central made a pair of errors in the frame, and four of the runs were unearned.
DelaCruz singled in a run in the bottom of the sixth to make it 8-6. It was his third hit of the game. The Knights scored three in the top of the eighth to take an 11-6 lead.
Lalli finished the game with four hits and three RBI for the Blue Devils. DelaCruz had three hits and an RBI in the loss.
Central returns to action on Wednesday at home against Connecticut beginning at 3 p.m.