Of Charlie Hickey's 499 career victories, Sunday's had to be the most incredible. His team, Central Connecticut, trailed Quinnipiac 10-3 heading into the ninth inning and scored nine runs to take two-run lead. Quinnipiac scored two in the bottom of ninth to tie it, and Central won 13-12 on a sacrifice fly by Dylan DeleCruz in the 10th.
DelaCruz had hit a grand slam as part of the ninth-inning rally for Central, which plays a non-conference game Wednesday at Hartford, Hickey's first attempt to reach 500.
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The Central Connecticut baseball team scored nine ninth inning runs to force extra-innings and came away with a 13-12 victory in the series finale at Quinnipiac on Sunday. The Blue Devils trailed 10-3 entering the ninth inning but scored nine runs to take a 12-10 lead. Quinnipiac scored twice in the bottom of the inning to force extra-innings.
The win is the 499th in the career of head coach Charlie Hickey, moving him to within one win of reaching 500. He has his first chance on Wednesday on the road at Hartford.
The victory moves the Blue Devils to 24-24 overall and 13-15 in
Down seven runs heading into their final at-bat, the Blue Devils scored nine runs on six hits, including a grand slam from junior Dylan DelaCruz to take the 12-10 lead. DelaCruz finished the day with two hits and five RBI, giving him an impressive 13 RBI in the four-game series with the Bobcats.
With the score tied 12-12 in the 10th, DelaCruz's sacrifice fly gave the Blue Devils the lead for good.