Central 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.
Central 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Freshman 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.
Senior 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Senior 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The Northeast Conference softball doubleheader scheduled for Saturday has been pushed back to 3 p.m. The games were scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., but first pitch has moved to 3 p.m. because of the weather.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Central 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.
The 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.
Central 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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 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.
The 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.
The 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.