Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Lehigh and Pitt on Sunday

Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Lehigh and Pitt on Sunday

The Central Connecticut baseball team dropped a pair of games on Sunday at Sanford Memorial Stadium at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. Central fell to Lehigh, 3-2, in the opener and dropped the second game against Pitt in seven innings, 14-2. CCSU is now 2-5 on the season.

The Blue Devils are scheduled to host Hartford at home on Tuesday for their home-opener.

GAME ONE INFORMATION
Score: Central Connecticut 2, Lehigh 3
Records: CCSU (2-4), Lehigh (3-7)
Location: Sanford Memorial Stadium | Sanford, FL
Pitching Record: W: Wurth (1-0) | L: Stephens (0-1)

KEY MOMENTS

  • The Blue Devils opened the scoring in the fifth inning. Senior Chandler Debrosse and junior Jay Devito had back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners and an error on a groundball by junior TT Bowens brought in a run to make it 1-0.
  • In the bottom of the inning, Tyler Schreiner homered to tie the game 1-1.
  • CCSU went ahead in the seventh after Bowens hit a two-out single. Senior Buddy Dewaine followed with a ball to left field that was misplayed and allowed Bowens to score and make it 2-1.
  • In the bottom of the eighth the Mountain Hawks pushed across two runs. Tony Gallo singled in a run and would score on a single by Casey Rother to make it 3-2.
  • The Blue Devils put the game-tying run on third base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but were unable to score.

NOTES

  • Freshman Anthony Mozzicato started and allowed one run in 7.0 innings. He struck out seven, while scattering five hits and walking one.
  • Debrosse finished the day 3-for-5 with a run scored.
  • Devito and Bowens each had two hits. Bowens scored a run and drove in another.

GAME TWO INFORMATION
Score: Central Connecticut 2, Pitt 14 - 7 innings
Records: CCSU (2-5), Pitt (10-1)
Location: Sanford Memorial Stadium | Sanford, FL
Pitching Record: W: Gilbertson (2-0) | L: Niman (0-1)

KEY MOMENTS

  • The Blue Devils had a pair of singles in the top of the first inning, but Pitt would leave the runners stranded striking out the side.
  • The Panthers scored all of their runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Riley Wash had a two-run homer in the fourth as part of a seven-run inning. Ron Washington, Jr. added a three-run double in the fifth as part of a five-run frame.
  • Central got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning. Junior Peyton Stephens doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch. He scored on a single by sophomore James Dolaghan. Senior Chris Kanios would also score on a throwing error on the play to close out the scoring.

NOTES

  • Freshman Dominic Niman made his first career start. He allowed just one run in 3.0 innings of work and struck out four, while walking two and allowing two hits.
  • Central recorded seven hits in the game. Bowens recorded his third straight multi-hit game, while Stephens had a double and a run scored. 
  • Sophomore Tim Buchek tossed 1.1 shutout innings in relief. He didn't allow a hit, while striking out three and walking two.

UP NEXT

The Blue Devils return home and play Hartford at CCSU Baseball Field on Tuesday.

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