The Central Connecticut baseball team took a pair of games from LIU Brooklyn on Sunday, winning a continued game from Saturday 3-0 and then winning the series finale 10-1. The Blue Devils finished the weekend outscoring LIU 19-1 in the final three games after losing 4-2 on Friday.
With the Sunday sweep the Blue Devils are now 23-18 overall on the season and 12-8 in Northeast Conference play. LIU is now 24-23-1 overall and 11-13 in the league.
In a game that was suspended on Saturday, Central posted its second straight shutout to win 3-0. Senior righty Nick Neumann won his team-leading fifth game of the season allowing eight hits but no runs while stranding eight base runners in the game. He is now 5-3 on the season. Neumann struck out three and the shutout was his second of the season.
Junior Dominic Severino provided the game's only scoring on Saturday before the game was suspended. He hit his first home run of the season, a three-run shot, to give the Blue Devils the early lead.
Neither team would find the scoreboard as the game resumed at 12 noon on Sunday. LIU put runners on base but Nuemann didn't allow a run in the victory.
In Sunday's second game the Blue Devils took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI groundout from senior Josh Ingham and an RBI single from Severino.
The lead reached 4-0 in the second inning. Senior J.P. Sportman doubled home sophomore Connor Fitzsimons who had doubled to lead off the inning and then Sportman scored on an RBI single from freshman Franklin Jennings.
The lead reached 5-0 in the fourth inning. Fitzsimons doubled for the second time to lead off an inning and then scored from third on a wild pitch. Severino drove in his sixth run of the weekend with a double in the fifth inning to make it 6-0. A bases loaded walk and an RBI single from Jennings pushed the lead to 8-0 after five innings.
Sportman tripled in his third run of the game, followed by the third RBI from Jennings, in the seventh to make it 10-0.
Freshman Matt Blandino won his third game of the season for the Blue Devils pitching eight innings without allowing a run and just two hits. LIU managed just three base runners against Blandino, two two out hits and a walk, as Blandino improved to 3-3 on the season. He struck out four.
The Blue Devils are back on action on Tuesday at 12 noon at Hartford in their final non-league game of the season. They will conclude NEC action beginning on Thursday at 1 p.m. vs. Sacred Heart, followed by a doubleheader on Friday and then the series finale on Saturday at 3 p.m.
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June 6, 2014 Neumann Goes to Pirates in 28th Round on Saturday
May 24, 2014 Baseball Season Comes to an End With Tournament Loss
May 23, 2014 Baseball Drops Winner's Bracket Game to Bryant
May 22, 2014 Baseball Wins Behind Seven Innings from Neumann
May 21, 2014 Three Blue Devils Earn All-Conference Honors
May 21, 2014 Ingham, Sportman Named All-New England
May 15, 2014 Baseball Drops Game One, Game Two Suspended
May 14, 2014 Baseball Series vs. SHU Shifted
May 13, 2014 Baseball Wins 5-1 at Hartford on Tuesday
May 12, 2014 Blandino, Severino Earn NEC Honors
May 11, 2014 Blue Devils Take Two on Sunday vs. LIU
May 10, 2014 Baseball Wins Game One, Game Two Suspended
May 9, 2014 Baseball Drops Series Opener to LIU 4-2
May 4, 2014 Baseball Drops Finale to Fairfield on Sunday
May 1, 2014 Baseball Wins Sixth Straight Game
April 29, 2014 Changes Made to Weekend Fairfield Series
April 28, 2014 Baseball vs. Albany Moved to Thursday
April 28, 2014 Neumann and Connolly Earn Weekly NEC Honors
April 27, 2014 Baseball Completes Weekend Sweep of Wagner
April 26, 2014 Baseball Takes Game Three From Wagner
April 25, 2014 Baseball Takes Two From Wagner on Friday
April 24, 2014 Baseball Weekend Schedule Shifted
April 22, 2014 Baseball Tops Stony Brook, 4-1
April 21, 2014 Baseball Drops Non-Conference Game at UConn
April 21, 2014 Sportman Named NEC Baseball Player of the Week
April 19, 2014 Baseball Drops Finale at FDU on Saturday
April 18, 2014 Baseball Splits Doubleheader at FDU on Saturday
April 17, 2014 Baseball Wins Opener vs. FDU on Thursday
April 15, 2014 Tuesday Baseball vs. UMass Postponed
April 14, 2014 Blandino Named NEC Rookie of the Week
April 13, 2014 Baseball Tops Bryant 3-1 on Sunday
April 12, 2014 Baseball Drops a Pair at Bryant on Saturday
April 11, 2014 Baseball Drops Series Opener at Bryant, 4-3
April 8, 2014 Ingham Paces Baseball to Win at Holy Cross
April 7, 2014 Coughlin Repeats as NEC Pitcher of the Week
April 6, 2014 Baseball Drops Finale vs. the Mount
April 5, 2014 Baseball Splits With Mount on Saturday
April 4, 2014 Baseball Wins as Coughlin Blanks Mount
April 3, 2014 Friday's Baseball First Pitch Moved to 1:30
April 2, 2014 Baseball Tops Rhode Island, 3-1
April 1, 2014 Baseball Edges UMass Lowell, 4-3
March 31, 2014 Coughlin Named NEC Pitcher of the Week
March 30, 2014 Baseball vs. Iona Postponed
March 29, 2014 Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Seton Hall
March 27, 2014 Baseball Drops Home Opener
March 26, 2014 Baseball at UConn Moved to April 21
March 25, 2014 Baseball vs. Quinnipiac Moved to Thursday
March 23, 2014 Baseball Drops Finale at Bethune-Cookman
March 22, 2014 Blue Devils Win Second Straight at Bethune Cookman
March 21, 2014 Baseball Wins, Coughlin Throws Eight Strong Innings
March 19, 2014 Baseball Falls to UConn in Extras
March 18, 2014 Baseball Falls to Army in Winter Haven, Florida
March 16, 2014 Baseball Tops UCF 5-4 in 10 Innings on Sunday
March 15, 2014 Baseball Falls 9-8 at UCF in Game Two of Series
March 14, 2014 Baseball Drops Opener at UCF on Friday
March 11, 2014 Baseball vs. Hartford Postponed
March 7, 2014 Baseball Wins Opener, 2-1, in Extra Innings
February 26, 2014 Wednesday Baseball Postponed