Freshman Laura Messina won her 17th and 18th games of the season, and junior Nicole Springer homered twice, as the Central Connecticut softball team swept a doubleheader at home vs. Wagner on Sunday. The Blue Devils won the first game 8-0 in five innings, and won the second 2-1.
Messina is now 18-6 on the season, extending her school record for wins in a single season.
With the wins the Blue Devils are now 24-14 overall and 6-4 in Northeast Conference play. Wagner falls to 15-29 and 4-10 in the NEC.
In the first game, the Blue Devils took a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. Freshman Ashley Black, sophomore Arielle Bruno and senior Rebecca Mussatti all singled to lead off the inning. Sophomore catcher Tessa Brown hit a grand slam, her third home run of the season, to clear the bases. Junior Nicole Springer went back-to-back with her sixth home run of the season to make it 5-0.
The lead reached 7-0 in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run double from Mussatti.
Bruno drove in the eighth and final run of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. The game was stopped because of the eight-run mercy rule.
Messina won her 17th game of the season allowing just two hits and striking out six.
The Seahawks broke through for a 1-0 lead in third inning of game two. An RBI groundout gave Wagner the 1-0 lead.
Springer hit her second home run of the day, and seventh of the season, to tie the game 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Junior Stephanie Chotkevys had an RBI triple to push the lead to 2-1 in the inning.
Messina allowed just the one run to win her 18th game of the season. She struck out six Wagner batters and allowed only four hits in the victory.
The Blue Devils return to action at home on Friday, Apr. 20 vs. LIU Brooklyn. They will also host Monmouth on Sunday, Apr. 22 in a NEC doubleheader.
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June 26, 2012 Puerto Rico vs. USA, 7 PM, ESPN 2
May 11, 2012 Season Recap on the Softball Show
May 9, 2012 Mussatti, Messina, Springer, All-NEC
May 7, 2012 Bruno Named NEC Player of the Week
May 6, 2012 Softball Sweeps, Gets to 31 Wins
May 3, 2012 Softball Show Recaps 4-2 Week
May 2, 2012 Softball Ties Win Record with Sweep
April 30, 2012 Softball Sweeps St. Francis, 6-2, 7-5
April 29, 2012 Softball Falls at RMU, 4-0, 4-1
April 25, 2012 Softball Show Recaps Senior Day
April 24, 2012 Softball Announces Multiple Schedule Changes
April 23, 2012 Softball Falls to Monmouth, 11-6
April 22, 2012 Softball Tops Monmouth, 8-5
April 20, 2012 Softball Falls Against LIU Brooklyn
April 18, 2012 Softball Show Recaps NEC Sweeps
April 16, 2012 Brown, Messina Earn NEC Honors
April 15, 2012 Softball Sweeps Wagner on Sunday
April 14, 2012 Softball Sweeps Sacred Heart, 2-0, 10-1
April 12, 2012 Softball Show Recaps QU and Hofstra DHs
April 10, 2012 Softball Falls in DH at Hofstra
April 7, 2012 Softball Splits Doubleheader with QU
April 4, 2012 Softball Show Recaps NEC Home Opener
April 3, 2012 Messina Earns NEC Pitcher of the Week
April 1, 2012 Softball Splits With the Mount
March 30, 2012 Saturday Softball vs LIU Postponed
March 28, 2012 Softball Show Recaps 17-Game Stretch
March 27, 2012 Softball Sweeps Fairfield, 2-0, 8-5
March 25, 2012 Softball Drops Doubleheader at FDU
March 22, 2012 Softball Tops Holy Cross at Home
March 21, 2012 Messina's Shutout Leads Softball to Split
March 20, 2012 Softball Sweeps Norfolk State, 6-3 and 6-0
March 19, 2012 Softball Sweeps Day One at Norfolk St.
March 18, 2012 Softball Finishes Hampton Tournament, 3-1
March 17, 2012 Softball Sweeps UMES in Doubleheader
March 16, 2012 Mussatti, Messina Power Blue Devils
March 15, 2012 Softball Splits with Yale
March 14, 2012 Softball Show Recaps 4-1 Weekend
March 12, 2012 Messina Earns NEC Rookie of the Week
March 11, 2012 Softball Uses 11 Runs to Top Bradley
March 10, 2012 Softball Falls to South Florida
March 10, 2012 Softball Tops Penn State, 4-3
March 9, 2012 Messina Pitches Blue Devils to Victory
March 9, 2012 Softball Opens Play at USF Tournament
March 9, 2012 Softball Sweeps Day One at USF
March 7, 2012 Softball Show Recaps Sunday's Sweep
March 4, 2012 Springer's Homer Lifts Blue Devils
March 2, 2012 Softball Home Opener Moved to Sunday
February 29, 2012 Softball Show Recaps Trip to #4 ASU
February 26, 2012 Bruno Homers, but Softball Falls
February 25, 2012 Softball Drops Pair at #4 Arizona State
February 24, 2012 Softball Drops Season Opener at #4 ASU
February 22, 2012 Softball Opens Season Friday at ASU
February 14, 2012 Softball Tabbed Sixth in Preseason Poll
December 5, 2011 Softball Adds Six for 2012-13
October 27, 2011 Softball Wraps Fall with 7-1 Mark
October 24, 2011 Faculty and Staff Face Softball Team
October 24, 2011 Softball Tops Alumni Team, 6-1
October 18, 2011 Softball Announces 2012 Schedule
September 29, 2011 Softball Earns Academic Honors from NFCA
September 19, 2011 Softball Open Tryout Set for 9/26
September 6, 2011 Katie Burkhart Joins CCSU Softball Staff