Softball Honored with Northeast Conference Sportsmanship AwardCentral Connecticut was selected as the 2011 Northeast Conference Sportsmanship Award recipient for softball. The honor was announced by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to being recognized for their sportsmanship, the Blue Devils also posted their most successful Division I softball campaign in 2011, setting a new school record with 29 wins.
Montemurro Named to the NEC All-Tournament TeamCentral Connecticut senior Elizabeth Montemurro was named to the 2011 Northeast Conference Softball All-Tournament Team. Central's top hurler this season, Montemurro started both of her team's games in their first NEC Tournament and allowed only three earned runs in 10.1 innings pitched.
Watch Live as Softball Opens NEC Tournament at Robert MorrisThe Central Connecticut softball team will open play in their first Northeast Conference Championship Tournament against Robert Morris at 10 a.m. today. The game will be the first of the tournament hosted in Moon Township, PA, by the host Colonials. All NEC Tournament games will be broadcast live on NortheastConference.tv.
Softball Falls in NEC Tournament OpenerThe Central Connecticut softball team dropped its first game of the 2011 Northeast Conference Tournament on Friday morning. The #4 Blue Devils fell to #1 Robert Morris 1-0 in their first ever NEC postseason play. Both pitchers were outstanding as neither allowed an earned run in the game. The loss drops the Blue Devils to 29-20-1 on the season, and forces them into the first elimination game of the tournament.
Softball Season Comes to an End After 8-5 Loss in NEC TournamentThe Central Connecticut softball team dropped a heartbreaking 8-5 decision to Quinnipiac in the first elimination game of the 2011 Northeast Conference Softball Championship. The game featured a three hour, six minute rain delay. The loss drops the Blue Devils to 29-22-1 on the season and ends their first NEC Tournament appearance. It also brings an end to the most successful season in CCSU Division I softball history.
Bruno Named to All-NEC Second TeamFreshman Arielle Bruno has been named to the 2011 All-Northeast Conference Second team. Bruno is the only Blue Devil to be named All-NEC this season. The announcement was made at the opening banquet of the 2011 NEC Softball Championship Tournament. Bruno led the NEC with 60 hits this season as the Blue Devils reached their first NEC Tournament.
Liz Montemurro Named Akadema/NEC Co-Pitcher of the WeekSenior Elizabeth Montemurro has been named Akadema/Northeast Conference Softball Co-Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season. Montemurro had a dominating week as the Blue Devils qualified for their first Northeast Conference Tournament. During the week she became the Blue Devils all-time leader in victories.
Blue Devils Earn First Trip to NEC Championship TournamentThe Central Connecticut softball team has earned their first appearance in the Northeast Conference Championship Tournament. The Blue Devils finished the conference season at 11-9, but had to wait for the results of this weekend's makeup games to determine if they had reached their first ever NEC postseason. On Saturday, Monmouth split a doubleheader with Mount St. Mary's giving Central the #4 seed in the tournament.
Softball Sweeps Seton Hall, Sets New CCSU Win RecordThe Central Connecticut softball team swept a senior day doubleheader from Seton Hall on Thursday. With two wins the Blue Devils are now 29-20-1 on the season. The 29 wins are the most in a season for a CCSU softball team since moving to Division I. Senior Amanda Dilworth had four hits and senior Elizabeth Montemurro earned a win and a save as the Blue Devils took game one 3-0 and game two 3-1.
Blue Devils Sweep Holy CrossSenior Elizabeth Montemurro picked up a win and a save in a doubleheader sweep of Holy Cross on Tuesday. With her win Montemurro becomes the Blue Devils all-time leader in victories with 35. Central took game one 3-2 and game two 5-0. The sweep improves Central's record to 27-20-1 on the season, at 11-9 in the Northeast Conference the Blue Devils are still in the hunt for a spot in the NEC tournament.
Softball Sweeps Mount to Improve to 11-9 in NECThe Central Connecticut softball team swept Mount St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils took game one 10-5 and then came from behind to win the second game 8-7. The wins improve Central's record to 25-20-1, and 11-9 in Northeast Conference action. The 11 wins are the most ever for a CCSU softball team in NEC play. Senior Elizabeth Montemurro earned the win in both games. She improves to 11-7 on the season.
Softball Splits Extra Inning Doubleheader at MonmouthThe Central Connecticut softball team split a pair of doubleheaders at Monmouth on Saturday. Both games went to extra innings with the Blue Devils taking a 1-0 victory. Game two reached the tenth inning and the Hawks scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 7-6 victory. Senior Elizabeth Montemurro took the decision in both games despite not allowing and earned run in 10.2 innings. The split pushes the softball team's record to 23-20-1 and 9-9 in Northeast Conference action.
Softball Splits With Fairfield on WednesdayThe Central Connecticut softball team split a doubleheader with Fairfield on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Devils improve their record to 22-19-1 on the season. Central dropped game one 7-1 before rebounding for a 4-3 game two victory. Sophomore Kelsey Barlow went three-for-three in the first game and sophomore Stephanie Chotkevys went for three-for-three in game two.
Softball Splits Doubleheader with Long Island on TuesdayThe Central Connecticut softball team split a doubleheader with Long Island on Tuesday. The Blue Devils dropped game one 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh before rebounding for a 2-0 win in game two. Sophomore Jordan Tingley pitched a complete game shutout in game two and freshman Arielle Bruno had three hits on the day to lead the Blue Devil offense. Central is now 21-18-1 on the season an 8-8 in Northeast Conference action.
Softball Swept By Bryant on SaturdayThe Central Connecticut softball team dropped a Northeast Conference doubleheader on Saturday. The Blue Devils fell 9-7 in game one and 9-5 in game two on a rainy day in New Britain. Senior Kendall Sours powered the Blue Devils with five hits in seven at bats on the day. The losses drop the Blue Devils to 20-17-1 on the season and 7-7 in NEC play.
Softball Canceled at Siena on WednesdayThe softball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday on the road at Siena has been canceled. The game will not be made up. Central is schedule to play again on Saturday at home vs. Bryant beginning at 1 p.m.
Softball Splits NEC Doubleheader at WagnerThe Central Connecticut softball team split a doubleheader at Wagner on Monday afternoon. The Blue Devils took the first game 6-2 before dropping a wild second game in extra innings, 8-7. Sophomore Jordan Tingley got the decision in both games. Senior Amanda Dilworth had four hits on the afternoon for the Blue Devils. The split puts the Blue Devils record at 20-15-1 on the season and 7-5 in Northeast Conference action.
Softball Drops Pair at QuinnipiacThe Central Connecticut softball team dropped a Northeast Conference doubleheader on Sunday. The Blue Devils fell 5-0 in game one and then 8-3 in game two. The losses drop the Blue Devils to 19-14-1 on the season and 6-4 in the NEC. Senior Amanda Dilworth finished the day three-for-seven at the plate and drove in a pair of runs.
Saturday's Softball Doubleheader Postponed Until MondayCentral Connecticut's softball doubleheader at Wagner on Saturday has been postponed due to the potential for inclement weather, and will be played on Monday at 2 p.m. The Blue Devils currently sit in a tie for first place in the Northeast Conference with a 6-2 record. They will return to action on Sunday on the road at Quinnipiac at 12 noon.
Softball Splits Doubleheader with URIThe Central Connecticut softball team split a doubleheader with the University of Rhode Island on Tuesday afternoon. The Blue Devils dropped the opening game 6-4 before rebounding for a 12-7 comeback victory in game two. Central was led by senior Amanda Dilworth who went three-for-three with three RBIs in game two. The split puts the Blue Devils record at 19-12-1 on the season.
Montemurro Named Akadema/Northeast Conference Co-Pitcher of the WeekCentral Connecticut senior pitcher Elizabeth Montemurro was named Akadema/Northeast Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week on Monday afternoon. The senior right hander dominated her competition last week earning the win in three of the Blue Devils four victories. She pitched a complete game in each of her three wins.
Softball Splits with Robert MorrisThe Central Connecticut softball team split a doubleheader with Robert Morris University on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils dropped the opening game, but rebounded to win the second one on a three RBI double by sophomore Kate Hoffman. Central improves to 18-11-1 on the season and 6-2 in Northeast Conference action.
Montemurro and Bruno Earn Softball a Split with Sacre HeartThe Central Connecticut softball team split a doubleheader with Sacred Heart University on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils improve to 17-10-1 on the season and 5-1 in Northeast Conference play with the split. The Blue Devils dropped the opening game, but rallied to win the second behind a shut out by senior Elizabeth Montemurro and two run homerun by fresman Arielle Bruno.
Softball Runs Winning Streak to School Record 10 GamesThe Central Connecticut softball team swept the University of Hartford on Thursday afternoon. The wins run the Blue Devils winning streak to a school record 10 games. The Blue Devils improve to 16-9-1 on the season with the wins. Central's pitchers dominated allowing Hartford only one run and six hits over 13 innings of play. Sophomore Jordan Tingley and senior Elizabeth Montemurro each earned complete game victories over the Hawks on the day.
Wednesday?s Softball Doubleheader CanceledThe Central Connecticut softball team has announced the cancellation of Wednesday's doubleheader against Temple. The games will not be rescheduled. The Blue Devils are 14-9-1 on the season and will return to action on Thursday for a pair of games with Hartford. Thursday's first pitch is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
Senior Amanda Dilworth Named Akadema/NEC Softball Player of the WeekSenior second baseman Amanda Dilworth was named Akadema/Northeast Conference Softball Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. Dilworth posted a .769 batting average over the Blue Devils four victories last week. She was responsible for the big blow, a grand slam, in Central's historic 17 run inning at Princeton on Wednesday.
Softball's Winning Streak at Eight Games After Sweep of FDUThe Central Connecticut softball team swept a pair of games from Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils took the opener 8-2 and then came from behind to top the Knights 4-2 in the night cap. The wins give the Blue Devils an eight game winning streak, the longest streak fo Central since 1997. CCSU is now 14-9-1 on the season and 4-0 in Northeast Conference action. Senior Kat Knowles went four-for-six with 4 RBIs including a long two run homerun that proved to be the difference in game two.
Head Softball Coach Jeff Franquet Coaches a Rare DoubleThe 2011 Central Connecticut softball team claimed a spot in NCAA history with a 19-4 victory over Princeton on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Devils scored 17 runs in the second inning of a doubleheader sweep on the road. That number tied for the second most ever in a single inning of a Division I softball game. Despite it only occurring on five occasions, Wednesday's game was not the first time that head coach Jeff Franquet was part of a 17 run inning.
Softball Completes Historic Sweep of Princeton with 17 Run InningThe Central Connecticut softball team scored a record setting 17 runs in the second inning of the second game of a doubleheader at Princeton on Wednesday afternoon. Game one was not without its own historical significance as Coach Jeff Franquet picked up his 300th career coaching victory as the Blue Devils took game one 5-4 in extra innings. The 17 run inning is tied for the second most in NCAA softball history.
Softball Sweeps Doubleheader at Home vs. St. Francis (PA) on SundayThe Central Connecticut softball team won a pair of one-run games on Sunday and swept a Northeast Conference doubleheader vs. St. Francis (PA) on Sunday. Central won the first game 6-5 and held on for a 5-4 win in the second game. With the wins the Blue Devils are now 10-9-1 overall and 2-0 in NEC play.
Saturday's Softball Games PostponedSaturday's softball games at Long Island University have been postponed due to the cold weather. With temperatures expected to be in the low 20's the Blue Devils and Blackbirds have agreed to postpone tomorrow's games. The games will be played at Long Island on Tuesday April 26. Game one that day will begin at 3 p.m.
Tuesday's Softball Games at Holy Cross PostponedTuesday's softball games at Holy Cross have been postponed due to weather and poor field conditions. The games will be rescheduled but a definite date and time have yet to be announced. The Central Connecticut softball team is 8-9-1 on the season and the Blue Devils are scheduled to begin Northeast Conference play this weekend. Please continue to check www.CCSUBlueDevils.com for announcements about the rescheduling of the games.
Parking Directions for 2011 CCSU Softball GamesThe Central Connecticut softball team plays a doubleheader against Yale today, and then returns home for a doubleheader against St. Francis (PA) on March 27. Due to the ongoing construction on the outdoor fields at CCSU, fans will need to park in the commuter lot East Street (Rt. 175), across from the entrance to Route 9 south. The parking lot next to the baseball field in not available for use due to the construction. Directions to the lot are located at the bottom of this story.
Softball Sweeps Yale in DoubleheaderThe Central Connecticut softball team swept a doubleheader from Yale on Thursday afternoon. The Blue Devils took game one 5-1, before topping the Bulldogs 8-2 in the nightcap. The Blue Devils were anchored by complete game pitching performances from sophomore Jordan Tingley and freshman Julie Marks. Junior Rebecca Mussatti hit for the cycle in the second game. Central is now 8-9-1 on the season after the sweep.
Blue Devils Fall to #16 NebraskaThe Central Connecticut softball team fell to #16 Nebraska by a score of 8-3. The loss drops the Blue Devils to 6-9-1 on the season. The Blue Devils scored two runs in the top of the first but were unable to hold off a powerful Nebraska team who scored five runs over the first three innings.
Softball Splits Doubleheader on Day Two at USFThe Central Connecticut softball team split a doubleheader on its second day of action at the Under Armour Showcase at the University of South Florida. The Blue Devils dropped LaSalle, 10-4, in their first game, but fell to Boston University, 2-1, in their second. The split pushes the Blue Devils record to 6-8-1 on the season.
Softball Drops a Pair of Games on FridayThe Central Connecticut softball team dropped a pair of games on Friday. The Blue Devils fell to the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay by a score of 5-2, and then 1-0 against Central Michigan. The losses drop the Blue Devils record to 5-7-1 on the season.