2018 WestConn Baseball News

  • Kyle MacLean Belts Grand Slam Home Run, But WestConn Falls To ECSU, 7-5
    April 24, 2018
    DANBURY, CT - Junior Kyle MacLean (Southington, CT) belted a grand slam home runs and dinished with five runs batted in, but the Western Connecticut State University baseball team could not hold off intra-state rival Eastern Connecticut State University and fell, 7-5 at Westside Field on Tuesday night.
  • WestConn Comeback Falls Short At CCNY
    April 22, 2018
    NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The Western Connecticut State University baseball team, in the midst of a busy stretch, with 13 games in eight days, used the majority of its reserves in a non-conference doubleheader loss at City College of New York on Sunday afternoon.
  • Colonials Suffer Doubleheader Loss At UMass Dartmouth
    April 21, 2018
    NORTH DARTMOUTH , MA - Seniors Bill Buscetto, Jr. (Old Lyme, CT) and Stanly Rijo (Torrington, CT) each had two hits in the opener, but the Western Connecticut State University baseball team dropped a Little East Conference doubleheader to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 4-1 and 15-1, in seven innings, on Saturday afternoon.
  • Colonials Baseball Fall At Eastern Connecticut, 6-4
    April 18, 2018
    MANSFIELD, CT - The Western Connecticut State University baseball team dropped a 6-4 decision to intra-state rival Eastern Connecticut State University at Eastern Baseball Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Colonials Drop A Pair At Southern Maine
    April 13, 2018
    GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine got two strong starting pitching performances from junior Dalton Rice (Waterford, Maine/Oxford Hills) and sophomore Gage Feeney (Cutler, Maine/Washington Academy) to sweep visiting Western Connecticut State University, 9-2 and 7-0, in a Little East Conference baseball doubleheader played Friday afternoon at Ed Flaherty Field.
  • Zach Piroh Belts Three Doubles As WestConn Tames Panthers
    April 11, 2018
    PURCHASE, NY - Sophomore designated hitter Zach Piroh (Stratford, CT) went 3-for-3 with three doubles and two runs batted in to lead the Western Connecticut State University baseball team to a convincing 9-1 victory over Purchase College on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Baseball Drops Doubleheader at Ninth-Ranked UMass-Boston
    April 07, 2018
    BOSTON, MA – The WestConn baseball team fell to 8-10 overall and 0-4 in Little East Conference play following a pair of losses at ninth-ranked UMass-Boston on Saturday afternoon. The games were originally slated to be played in Danbury but were shifted due to poor field conditions. The Colonials were edged in the opener, 3-1, before falling in the Game Two, 13-0.
  • Baseball Opens LEC Play With Doubleheader Loss at Keene State
    March 31, 2018
    KEENE, NH – The Western Connecticut State University baseball team opened up Little East Conference play dropping both games of a doubleheader at Keene State on Saturday afternoon. The games were originally scheduled to be played at WestConn but were moved to Keene due to poor field conditions.
  • Baseball Edged at Ramapo, 12-10
    March 27, 2018
    MAHWAH, NJ – Despite pounding out 12 hits, the Western Connecticut State University baseball squad was edged at non-league foe Ramapo College, 12-10, on Tuesday afternoon. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 8-6 overall, while the Roadrunners improved to 11-6.
  • Baseball Sweeps Cairn, 5-3 and 6-5 on Friday
    March 16, 2018
    FORT PIERCE, FL - Bill Buscetto, Jr. went 6-for-7 with a double, two runs scored and one run batted in as the Western Connecticut State University baseball team swept a doubleheader from Cairn University, 5-3 and 6-5 on Friday afternoon.
  • Nicholson Tosses Gem as Baseball Upends Earlham, 11-1
    March 15, 2018
    FT. PIERCE, FL – Junior starting pitcher Erik Nicholson (Old Lyme, CT) tossed a complete game gem while allowing just three hits and striking out eight to earn his first win of the season as the Western Connecticut State University baseball team upended Earlham College, 11-1, on Thursday afternoon.
  • Donofrio Closes Out Another as Baseball Splits with Delaware Valley
    March 14, 2018
    FT. PIERCE, FL – Junior relief pitcher Taylor Donofrio (Terryville, CT) continued his torrid pace, earning his fifth save of the season as the Western Connecticut State University baseball squad edged Delaware Valley, 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon. The second game of the day wasn’t as kind for the Colonials as they fell to the Aggies, 15-0.
  • Colonials Fall To Undefeated Hood, 13-6
    March 13, 2018
    FORT PIERCE, FL - Western Connecticut State University sophomore first baseman Matt Mancini (Waterbury, CT) went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, but the Hood College baseball team remained undefeated following its 13-6 victory over the Colonials on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Gettysburg
    March 12, 2018
    FT. PIERCE, FL - After dropping a pair to Washington College to open the Spring trip on Sunday, the Western Connecticut State University baseball squad bounced back, sweeping a doubleheader against Gettysburg College on Monday's day-two action. Junior right-handed reliever Taylor Donofrio (Terryville, CT) entered to close out both games as the Colonials took the opener, 4-3, before winning the nightcap, 6-3.
  • Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Washington College in Spring Trip Opener
    March 11, 2018
    FT. PIERCE, FL – After leading in each game, the Western Connecticut State University baseball team succumbed to a pair of rallies from Washington College in a doubleheader to open up the Spring Trip on Sunday. The Colonials led 1-0 late in the opener before the Shoremen scored runs in the sixth and seventh innings to earn a 2-1 win. In Game Two, WestConn was up 4-2 early before Washington rallied yet again to seize a 5-4 victory.
  • Brett Shaw and Taylor Donofrio Honored By Little East Conference
    March 06, 2018
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Following a 2-1 opening weekend at Marymount (VA) University, two Western Connecticut State University baseball players were honored by the Little East Conference.  Brett Shaw (Southington, CT) and Taylor Donofrio (Terryville, CT) were named Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. 
  • Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Marymount
    March 04, 2018
    ARLINGTON, VA – After opening the season with a victory over Marymount University on Saturday, the Western Connecticut State University baseball team returned to square off against the host Saints yet again in a doubleheader on Sunday. The Colonials erupted for a seven-run fifth inning en route to an 8-6 comeback victory in Game One before being held to just one hit in an 11-1 loss in Game Two.
  • Baseball Opens Slate With 7-4 Win at Marymount
    March 03, 2018
    ARLINGTON, VA - Senior Bill Buscetto, Jr. (Old Lyme, CT) led off the season with a first pitch homer over the left field wall as the Western Connecticut State University baseball squad opened the 2018 slate with a 7-4 non-conference victory at Marymount University on Saturday afternoon. The Colonials return to action to play another two games against the Saints on Sunday.
  • WestConn Baseball Picked To Finish Sixth In LEC Pre-Season Coaches' Poll
    February 14, 2018
    DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University baseball team, under the leadership of 19th-year head coach Johnny Susi, has been selected to finish sixth in the 2018 Little East Conference Pre-Season Coaches' Poll, released on Wednesday.