The Central Connecticut baseball season came to and end on Friday afternoon as the Blue Devils dropped their second straight 3-2 decision, this time to Fairleigh Dickinson, in the Northeast Conference Baseball Tournament. The Blue Devils are eliminated from the tournament and end the season with a 28-24 overall record. They were the third seed in the tournament.
The Blue Devils took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly from sophomore J.P. Sportman. Senior Jake Matuszak scored on the play, he had walked to lead off the inning.
The Knights answered with five hits and a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead.
Matuszak drove in the tying run in the top of the fourth inning, making it 2-2. Senior A.J. Lowers singled to lead off the inning, and went to second on a sacrifice from classmate Danny Hickey. He scored on the single making it 2-2.
Fairleigh Dickinson took the lead again in the seventh. The leadoff man walked, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single to right field from Jordan Ritz, making it 3-2.
The Blue Devils had a chance to tie it up in the top of the eighth inning. Junior Tyler McIntyre doubled to left center field to lead off the inning. Pinch runner Bobby Migliazza went to third on a fly out from sophomore Dylan DelaCruz, but the Blue Devils were unable to bring across the tying run. Sophomore Anthony Turgeon grounded out and Hickey flew out to center field to end the inning.
They threatened again in the ninth. Sophomore Josh Ingham led off the inning with a single, but was forced out at second on a sacrifice bunt attempt. The final two batters were retired and the Knights advanced to another elimination game on Saturday.
Central freshman lefty Cody Brown was solid in the loss, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing three runs on eight hits. He let up a pair of runs in the first inning, and then settled down to hold the Knights to only three hits in the final six innings of work. He struck out two.
Central ends the season with a 28-24 overall record, winning 25 or more games for the seventh straight season and the 11th time in the last 12 years.
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May 18, 2012 Baseball Season Ends in NEC Tourney
May 17, 2012 Baseball Drops NEC Opener to SHU, 3-2
May 16, 2012 Four Blue Devils Named All-Conference
May 14, 2012 Baseball Pair Earn Weekly Honors
May 13, 2012 Baseball #3 Seed in NEC Tourney
May 12, 2012 Baseball Wins Big at the Mount
May 10, 2012 Glynne Tosses Gem, CCSU Wins 9-0
May 2, 2012 Baseball Falls to Hartford, 3-2
May 1, 2012 Baseball Wins 7-2 at Fairfield
April 30, 2012 Ingham Named NEC Player of the Week
April 29, 2012 Baseball Takes Three From Wagner
April 28, 2012 Brown Pitches Blue Devils to Split
April 27, 2012 Baseball Walks Off Against Wagner
April 24, 2012 Stony Brook Edges Blue Devils 4-3
April 21, 2012 Baseball Splits on Saturday at FDU
April 20, 2012 Baseball Drops Doubleheader at FDU
April 19, 2012 Baseball Weekend Schedule Change
April 17, 2012 Baseball Tops UMass, 11-2
April 16, 2012 Baseball vs. UMass Moved to CCSU
April 15, 2012 Baseball Drops Series Finale
April 14, 2012 Baseball Earns Split with Game Two Win
April 13, 2012 Glynne, Blue Devils Top Monmouth 3-1
April 10, 2012 Baseball Tops Holy Cross 13-4 on Tuesday
April 7, 2012 Baseball Drops Series Finale at Bryant
April 6, 2012 Blue Devils Drop Two at Bryant on Friday
April 5, 2012 Baseball Drops Opener at Bryant
April 4, 2012 Rhode Island Tops Baseball 10-5
April 2, 2012 Hickey Becomes CCSU Wins Leader
April 2, 2012 McIntyre, Casey Brown Honored by NEC
April 1, 2012 Baseball Completes Sweep of Bobcats
March 31, 2012 Baseball Sweeps Quinnipiac 6-5 and 3-2
March 30, 2012 Baseball Stops Quinnipiac, 9-3
March 28, 2012 Baseball Falls 7-4 at UConn
March 25, 2012 Baseball Tops LIU Brooklyn 5-3
March 24, 2012 Baseball Sweeps Saturday Doubleheader
March 23, 2012 Baseball's Win Streak Ends on Friday
March 21, 2012 Two in the Ninth Gives Baseball Fourth Straight Win
March 20, 2012 Baseball Tops Northeastern 4-3
March 18, 2012 Baseball Tops Sacred Heart 7-4
March 17, 2012 Game Two Shutout Gives Baseball Saturday Split
March 16, 2012 Baseball Drops NEC Opener
March 14, 2012 Baseball Wins With Two in the 11th
March 12, 2012 Brown Earns NEC Rookie Honor for Second Time
March 11, 2012 Baseball Makes it Two Straight
March 10, 2012 Cody Brown Tosses Shutout at St.Joe's
March 9, 2012 Baseball Falls at Temple, 10-6
March 7, 2012 Sportman Homers in Baseball Loss
March 5, 2012 Cody Brown Named Rookie/Pitcher of the Week
March 4, 2012 Brown Pitches Blue Devils to First Win
March 3, 2012 Baseball Falls 4-3 on Run in the Ninth
March 2, 2012 Baseball Drops 9-2 Decision at Towson in Season Opener
March 2, 2012 Baseball Drops Game Two to Towson on Friday
February 15, 2012 Blue Devils Picked Third in Coaches Poll
July 5, 2011 Neumann Earns NECBL Pitcher of the Week Honor