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Bryant visits CCSU in NEC clash

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David Silverman Photography

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University baseball team visits Central Connecticut for a big Northeast Conference series this weekend in New Britain, Connecticut. 

Bryant and CCSU will play single games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All three games will be streamed on NECFrontRow.com.

The Particulars
Opponent: Central Connecticut
Location: CCSU Baseball Field (New Britain, Conn.)
Date and Time: Apr. 23 - 3:00 PM | Apr. 24 - 1:00 PM | Apr. 25 - 1:00 PM
Watch: Friday | Saturday | Sunday
Live Stats: Friday | Saturday | Sunday
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Pitching Probables (Based on last weekend)
Friday - 
Tyler Mattison (5-2, 2.61) vs. Andrew Braun (4-0, 3.72)
Saturday - Tyler Schoff (4-0, 2.77) vs. Brandon Fox (4-2, 3.77)
Sunday - Vito Morgese (1-1, 4.39) vs. Anthony Mozzicato (2-1, 3.48)

  • Mattison has posted a 13-2 record and a 1.47 ERA in 20 career appearances (17 starts) in NEC regular-season play. 
  • Mattison has pitched 8.0 innings in each of his last two starts and has struck out 48 and walked three in 41.1 innings this year.
  • Schoff has 40 strikeouts and just seven walks in 39.0 innings. He's allowed three runs or less in all but one of his starts.
  • Morgese has struck out 18 batters over his last two starts (12.0 innings). 
  • Morgese has struck out 25 and walked just six in 21.0 innings against NEC foes. 

Bryant vs. Central Connecticut

  • Bryant owns a 38-13 lead in the all-time series with Central Connecticut.  
  • The Bulldogs and Blue Devils last played in the 2019 NEC Championship. CCSU defeated Bryant in the title game, 3-2. 

Bulldog Notes and Notables

  • Bryant enters the weekend at 14-9-1 overall and 11-1 in NEC play. The Bulldogs are first in the NEC standings. CCSU is currently 11-4.
  • The Bulldogs currently rank sixth nationally in batting average (.313) and 11th in scoring (8.1).
  • In NEC play, Bryant is batting .366 and has outscored its opponents 141-35.
  • James Ciliento is hitting .569 with three home runs, 16 RBI and 21 runs scored in 14 NEC games. 
  • Jake Gustin has four home runs, a team-high 18 RBI and a .434 average in NEC play.
  • Damaurys Rodriguez (.429), Vincenzo Castronovo (.429) and Sam Sinisgalli (.429) are all hitting over .400 in league play.
  • Bryant's pitching staff has recorded a 1.86 team ERA and have struck out 134 and walked just 31.