The Central Connecticut baseball team won its second game of the weekend at Wagner in Northeast Conference action with a 9-3 win on Saturday at FirstEnergy Park. The Blue Devils did all of their damage in the third inning when they collected seven hits to push across all the runs they would need to win their third straight overall.
GAME ONE INFORMATION
Score: CCSU 9, Wagner 3
Records: CCSU (17-9, 14-6 NEC), WAG (8-18, 5-15 NEC)
Location: FirstEnergy Park | Lakewood, NJ
Pitching Record: W: Fox (5-2) | L: Zuppe (3-2) | Sv: - -
- The Blue Devils trailed 1-0 until the third inning. Junior Matt Bertochi led off with a ground-rule double as the first seven batters in the inning would reach safely. Bertochi would score on a single by sophomore Dan Covino to tie the game, 1-1. Freshman Noah Martinez would double in a run, while junior Sam Loda and Bertochi each had two-run doubles in the inning. Covino had a pair of RBI singles in the inning, while junior Jay Devito and senior Buddy Dewaine each drove in a run as well.
- Senior Brandon Fox would hold the Wagner offense in check until giving up an RBI single to Johnny Kampes and a sac fly to Tyler Sanfilippo in the sixth. The Seahawks would make it 9-3, but Fox would hand it over to the bullpen which allowed just two hits and a walk over the final 3.0 innings to secure the win.
NUMBER TO KNOW
6.0 - The CCSU bullpen has gone 6.0 innings across the last three games without allowing a run.
- Fox has won his last four decisions, all in conference play. He went 6.0 innings, scattering eight hits, while striking out four and walking none.
- Juniors Matt Shane and Dylan Sabia and sophomore Tim Buchek combined to toss 3.0 scoreless innings in relief. They allowed just two hits and a walk.
- Bertochi, Covino, Devito and Martinez each had two hits in the game.
- Bertochi, Covino and Loda each drove in two runs
- The Blue Devils have won eight straight against the Seahawks, last dropping a 4-2 contest on March 30, 2019, in New Britain.
The teams wrap up the series on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.