Big East Member Seton Hall Earns Win Against Softball on Tuesday

Big East Member Seton Hall Earns Win Against Softball on Tuesday

The Central Connecticut softball team fell to Seton Hall 6-0 on Tuesday, April 18 in New Britain, CT. The Blue Devils totaled five hits to the Pirate's 10, and recieved doubles from juniors, Brittany McNulla and Brittany Camara. Camara, Central's leader in stolen bases, was awarded her 12th earned bag of the year, and Debrosse tabbed her eighth stolen base in the bottom of the third inning.

CCSU moves to 10-21 on the season, and remains 4-6 in the league with a NEC home doubleheader against Saint Francis U on Sunday, April 23 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Seton Hall improves to 20-18-1 on the season.

The Pirates struck first in the top of the second inning with a lead off solo home run to left center. Central's batters were held hitless, until the bottom of the third when Debrosse beat out the throw from short, giving the Blue Devils it's first hit of the game. 

SHU tacked on two more runs in the first half of the fourth inning off of a single and triple to center, making the score 3-0. 

The Blue Devil's put themselves in a great scoring opportunity in the bottom of the sixth inning, sparked by a lead off double to left center from Camara. Camara then advanced to third on a single to the right side from McNulla. With two on and no one out, CCSU brought clean-up hitter, sophomore Kerri Dadalski, to the plate looking to cut into the Pirate's 6-0 lead. The Pirate's pitcher snuffed the opportunity retiring the Blue Devils one-two-three.

Junior Emily Sargent, who came into the game in the top of the sixth to relieve sophomore Alex Casañas in the circle, calmly finished off the the top of Seton Hall's line up, bringing up the last chance to Central. Freshman Kaitlin Paterson hit a one out single to left center, but was left on base as the Tuesday's nonconference action came to a halt. 

Casañas went four innings as her 2017 pitching record moves to 3-2 proceedng the loss. Sargent completed three innings of work, and shared a pair of strikeouts with Casañas. McNulla led CCSU offensively, going 2-for-3 on the day.

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