What did I get out of CCSU beating Stony Brook in baseball today besides almost frostbite in April?
The Blue Devils have not been hitting well lately and even coach Charlie Hickey mentioned that in a recent interview with The Recorder. They strike out too much and don’t give themselves any opportunities to score. Tuesday they didn’t do much better, but came through with a clutch hit to put them on top late in the game and eventually came away with the victory.
The Blue Devils loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth and pinch hitter Bobby Migliazza singled to right center scoring two. Josh Ingham followed with a bunt single getting Tyler McIntyre home from third.
Maybe that’s what the Blue Devils have to score some runs, play small ball. If they aren’t getting the big hit, they will have to manufacture runs.
With the way the Seawolves were playing today, it wasn’t going to be a big challenge. They threw a freshman who was coming off injury and I even heard that their head coach didn’t even make the trip in one of the three red vans they took from New York.
The wind was blowing in from left field Tuesday which meant nothing was going to fly out of the park, that’s why the small ball technique worked. One more run scored in the seventh when J.P. Sportman singled in Jeff Osak from second. Sportman finished the day with three hits, raising his average to .304.
Stony Brook played in the college world series last season, but lost a bunch of guys from that team and are having a down year. They are 14-27, including a loss to NEC front-runner Bryant last week.
Last weekend CCSU scored 13 runs vs. Wagner College on Staten Island, the first time all season they scored more than 9 runs.
The Blue Devils host Fairfield on Wednesday and Iona this weekend before returning to conference play against Bryant at home on May 3-5.