The Central Connecticut baseball team stayed alive in the 2011
Northeast Conference baseball tournament with a 2-1 win over Long
Island on Saturday afternoon. Senior Sean
Miller-Jones and freshman Anthony
Turgeon each had an RBI in the victory as Central allowed two
or fewer runs for the second straight day. They will advance to
play Monmouth on Sunday at 12 p.m.
With the victory the Blue Devils improve 26-24-1 overall on the season. Long Island ends its season with a 28-23 record.
Long Island threatened in the top of the third inning. With a man on second, the Blackbirds singled up the middle, but the runner was thrown out at the plate by junior center fielder Jake Matuszak.
The Blackbirds put runners on first and second with just one out in the sixth, but a strikeout by Krasnowiecki and a strong defensive stop at third base by junior Mitch Wells ended the threat.
Central scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the seventh. Senior Pat Epps led off with a hard single back to Long Island pitcher Matt McCormick. He went to second on a sacrifice bunt from J.P. Sportman, and a single up the middle from Turgeon put runners on first and third. Miller-Jones singled through the left side to score the first run of the game and make it 1-0.
WATCH MILLER-JONES SINGLE IN THE RUN IN THE SEVENTH INNING
Central senior lefty Dave Krasnowiecki walked the first batter of the eighth inning and was relieved by sophomore Todd Savatsky. The Blackbirds put runners on first and second after a second walk, a sacrifice bunt and an intentional walk loaded the bases. A fielding error by the Blue Devils scored a run and tied the game at 1-1. A 1-2-3 double play ended the inning with the score tied. Krasnowiecki went seven innings allowing a run and just six hits.
Freshman Dylan DelaCruz singled to lead off the bottom of the eighth, and went to second when Wells flew out to left field. With the bases loaded following an intentional walk and a single from Sportman, Turgeon was hit by a pitch to score the winning run, making it 2-1. Following a fly out to right field, Epps was thrown out at the plate trying to score to end the inning.
Savatsky got the win pitching the final two innings without allowing a run. He is now 7-4 on the season.
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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