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.