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NEC Playoffs

Post by ccsuhoops » Mon May 22, 2017 1:32 pm

So looks like we head in as the favorite? We've been killing the league. Weather is looking God awful! Not sure how they will handle that. Hoping to get out there Saturday.

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Post by J.J. » Mon May 22, 2017 4:18 pm

I don't know if we are the favorite. We are the #2 seed and Bryant is the #1 seed for the 6th straight year.

That being said, we are looking very good and have a real shot at winning this tourney.

Good luck guys, it would be great to see them back in the NCAAs.

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Post by Deltaguy1 » Mon May 22, 2017 4:34 pm

Here, here!

Good luck to all. Is anyone going to Norwich for the tourney?

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Post by ccsuhoops » Tue May 23, 2017 3:18 pm

Have they announced times yet? Supposed to like pour down rain on Thursday and early Friday, wonder what the contingency is.

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Post by ccsuhoops » Tue May 23, 2017 4:34 pm

Dang, we finished 1 game out of first seed.

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Post by Deltaguy1 » Tue May 23, 2017 4:37 pm

Central Connecticut is set to face Wagner at the 2017 Northeast Conference Baseball Championship on Thursday, May 25, at 4:00 p.m. at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, CT. The Blue Devils earned the #2 seed, while the Seahawks will enter as the #3 seed. Fans can watch the action live, for free, on NEC Front Row.

CCSU concluded the regular season with a 33-20 overall record and a 21-7 mark in conference play, both league-best win totals.

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

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The Blue Devils are playing in the NEC Tournament for the 15th time and have an all-time record of 24-22. CCSU has won four NEC titles (2002, 2003, 2004, 2010) and is the last school other than Sacred Heart or Bryant to win an NEC championship.

Bryant enters the tournament as the top seed for the fifth straight season. The Bulldogs went 29-24 overall and 20-6 in NEC play. Wagner (21-26, 13-12 NEC) and Sacred Heart (21-34, 14-13 NEC) round out the championship field.

The Blue Devils have posted an 8-6 mark this season against the rest of the championship field. CCSU split a four-game series against each Bryant and Wagner, while going 4-2 against Sacred Heart.

The Bulldogs and Pioneers play at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday to open the championship.

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NEC Playoffs: Update on game- postponed

Post by Deltaguy1 » Thu May 25, 2017 1:47 pm

Due to inclement weather, the start of the Northeast Conference baseball championship has been postponed on Thursday. Central Connecticut is now tentatively scheduled to begin play against Wagner on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, CT.

The opener between Bryant and Sacred Heart is now scheduled for Friday at 3:00 p.

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Post by ccsuhoops » Thu May 25, 2017 1:56 pm

Takes me out of the championship game. Dang it.

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NEC Playoffs-- YEY!

Post by Deltaguy1 » Sat May 27, 2017 2:17 am

The second-seeded Central Connecticut baseball team rallied in the ninth for a 5-4 win over Wagner on Friday night at Dodd Stadium in the opening round of the Northeast Conference Championship. Junior Mitch Guilmette delivered a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth to drive in two runs for the win.

The Blue Devils improve to 34-20 on the season and advance to play Sacred Heart in thw winners game at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Trailing 4-1, Central would mount a late rally in the eighth and ninth innings. Junior Ryan Costello and Guilmette would draw back-to-back walks with two outs in the eighth, which forced Wagner to make a pitching change. Freshman Buddy Dewaine delivered a single to centerfield to drive in a run, making it 4-2 headed to the final frame.

In the Blue Devils' final at bat freshman TT Bowens tripled with one out and junior Dean Lockery followed with a walk. Senior Tyler Coleman singled to right to plate Bowens and make it 4-3. An infield single by Costello would load the bases for Guilmette's game-winning single.

The Blue Devils had their first scoring threat in the fourth. Senior Tyler Coleman drew a lead off walk before a two-out single by freshman Buddy Dewaine moved him to third to put runners on the corners. Wagner's Austin Goeke would get a strikeout to end the inning and keep the game scoreless.

Wagner broke up the scoreless deadlock with a pair of runs in the fifth. Kyle Brey and Sean Mazzio hit back-to-back singles with two outs. Anthony Godino followed with a double to right-center to bring Brey and Mazzio around to make it 2-0.

Central would cut the lead in half in the bottom of the sixth, taking advantage of a Wagner error. Costello popped up to shortstop with two outs, but the ball was dropped allowing him to reach first. Costello would move to second on a wild pitch before coming around to score on a double to deep centerfield by Guilmette to make it 2-1.

The Seahawks padded the lead with runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Brey and Mazzio led off the seventh with singles before Freddy Sabido singled up the middle with two outs to score Brey and make it 3-1.

In the eighth, Joe Silvestrone reached on an infield single and stole second base. Brey delivered a single to right field to push the lead to 4-1.

Senior Brendan Smith started for Central and tossed 6.0 innings. He was charged with three runs on eight hits. Junior Kyle Anderson was responsible for a run in 2.0 innings of work. He recorded two strikeouts. Junior Austin Salnitis got the win tossing 0.2 innings of perfect relief with a strikeout.

Guilmette went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Dewaine finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Costello had a hit and two runs scored. Lockery drew a pair of walks, setting a single-season school record with his 50th of the season.

Austin Goeke started for Wagner and went 7.2 innings. He allowed two runs on three hits with eight strikeouts and five walks. Neil Abbatiello took the loss, allowing three runs in 0.2 innings.

The Blue Devils will play in the winners game at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday against Sacred Heart.

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Re: NEC Playoffs

Post by ccsuhoops » Sat May 27, 2017 2:01 pm

Question. If the two teams today are in the winners bracket and we are a higher seed, why is shu the home team?

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