NEW BRITAIN – The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (5-3, 3-0) have had an up-and-down start to the 2023 campaign. The conference favorites traveled to Baton Rouge, La. for a four-game trip against the Butler Bulldogs and the No. 1 LSU Tigers.
The nation’s top team took care of business against the Blue Devils, outscoring CCSU 39-4 over two games.
Upon return to New Britain, UAlbany came into town and beat Central 16-3 in their home opener.
While the 55-7 run discrepancy can be blinding to the early-season success of the Blue Devils, five wins over Butler and the Northeast Conference-newcomer University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks have backed what manager Charlie Hickey said would be the team’s strength early in the season – pitching.
In each of the team’s first four wins of the season, Central saw their starters pitch into the sixth inning and allow three earned runs or less in each outing.
For the rest of the story, read the Friday, March 17 edition of the New Britain Herald