With four conference games left this season, the CCSU baseball team is in a familiar position, competing for a spot in the Northeastern Conference tournament.
If good pitching and defense is the recipe for success in baseball, it’s no wonder why the CCSU Baseball team (23-21-1) was swept in its four game series against Sacred Heart (27-20).
After an hour long rain delay, Sacred Heart took it to Blue Devil pitching and swept Saturday’s double header 11-4 and 8-6.
With one on and one out in the first inning of game one Saturday, the skies opened up and the rain and lightning forced a rain delay. When play resumed, the Blue Devils stuck with starter Dave Krasnowiecki.
This weekend, the CCSU baseball team came away with four huge road victories against conference foe and in-state rival Quinnipiac. It was the Blue Devils’ first Northeast Conference series sweep in over two seasons, the last coming in 2009 at Long Island.
In a game that seemed to have the atmosphere of an NCAA tournament game, the Connecticut Huskies were able to come back from an eight-run deficit on the road to beat the Blue Devils 16-14.
The Blue Devils will have an alumni playing in the major leagues for the first time since Ricky Bottalico last pitched in 2005 for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Blue Devils were unable to take advantage on home turf against last place Farleigh Dickinson, a visit that resulted in a split series.
With the top four teams making the NEC tournament, it was a chance for the fourth place Blue Devils to put more wins on the board against the then 6-26 (3-13 NEC) Knights.
First team all-conference, first team all-New England, first team all-Eastern College Athletic Conference, Louisville Slugger third-team all-American and American Baseball Coaches Association third-team all-American. These are just some of the accolades that former CCSU shortstop Sean Allaire has earned.
The CCSU baseball team got off to a rough start and was never able to recover, falling to UMass 8-3.
The Blue Devils (17-14-1) trailed 6-0 after the first three innings and despite Pat Epps two-run homerun, CCSU hardly threatened.
Going into Sunday’s action against Fairfield, the Blue Devils boasted a seven-game winning streak, including two wins against the Stags in the two days prior.