The Central Connecticut baseball team travels to LIU Brooklyn this weekend to open Northeast Conference play in a three-game series. The Blue Devils (2-5) are the defending league champions and face the Blackbirds (7-8) for three games to begin conference play for both teams. The series opens on Friday (3:00 p.m.), before continuing on Saturday and Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. start on both days.
Friday, March 16 – 3:00 p.m.
LIU - So. LHP Patrick Clyne (2-1, 4.22 ERA) vs. CCSU - Jr. RHP Mike Appel (2-1, 2.40 ERA)
Saturday, March 17 - 1:00 p.m.
LIU - Jr. RHP Zach Pederson (2-1, 3.98 ERA) vs. CCSU - Sr. RHP Brett Susi (0-2, 4.00 ERA)
Sunday, March 18 - 1:00 p.m.
LIU - Jr. LHP Cory Hart (1-0, 5.28 ERA) vs. vs. CCSU - So. RHP Brandon Fox (0-1, 7.11 ERA)
The Blue Devils fell to UMass, 4-2, in their last contest on Sunday, March 11. Senior Mitch Guilmette launched a pair of solo homers in the game and earned NEC Prime Performer recognition. The Blackbirds had their modest two-game win streak snapped with a 7-6 loss to Manhattan on Tuesday.