Quinnipiac University (2-10) at
Fairfield University (3-9)
Thursday, March 19, 2009 3 p.m.
Alumni Diamond Fairfield, Conn.
The Quinnipiac University baseball team will head to Fairfield University on Thursday, March 19 to take on the Stags in a non-conference game set for 3 p.m. Quinnipiac enters the game following back-to-back wins to Xavier, 7-5, and Michigan State, 4-2, last weekend and boast a 2-10 record. Fairfield enters Thursday afternoon's game with an overall record of 3-9.
Chris Gloor will take the mound for Quinnipiac when the Bobcats take on the Stags in Fairfield on Thursday. Gloor is currently 0-3 with a 10.05 ERA. The 6-3 southpaw currently leads Quinnipiac with 15 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings pitched.
350 and 450
With wins in his last two games, Quinnipiac head coach Dan Gooley won his 350th game at Quinnipiac and 450th all-time. Now in his 24th year, and 18th at Quinnipiac, Gooley carries a 451-399-8 (.531) all-time record and a 350-309-7(.532) record at Quinnipiac.
In six games last week, Bryn Doyle (Manchester, N.H.) posted a .320 average (8-25) while post a team-high eight hits. In addition, Doyle led the team in homeruns (1), RBI (4), slugging percentage (.480) and was third in on-base percentage (.393). Doyle was 2-for-5 against College of Charleston with a grand slam that accounted for four of Quinnipiac's 10 runs in the loss. He then posted a 2-for-4 day against Duke before closing out the week with a 2-for-4 performance against Xavier in a 7-5 win.
Doyle also leads Quinnipiac through 12 games with seven RBI and seven runs scored. He also has a team-best .444 slugging percentage and a team-best .385 on-base percentage.
Ben Farina hit his first homerun of the season in a 10-4 loss to Duke on Wednesday night. Farina currently leads Quinnipiac in hits (14) and doubles (4).
Bobak Emamian, who was used sparingly over the last two seasons as a back-up catcher has stepped into the starting left field spot for Quinnipiac. Emamian has put up solid offensive numbers thus far, hitting .295 (13-44) with two doubles, five RBI and a team-best six runs scored. Emamian also leads the team in walks (6) and on-base percentage (.385).
Anes Koummal (#13) started in his first game of the season after going 0-for-3 in his first two games of the season in a substitute rule. Against College of Charleston, Koummal was 4-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. He also had a hit and RBI against Duke. Through six games - and four starts - Koummal is hitting .294 (5-17) with four RBI and three runs scored.
DUH DUH DUH...DUH DUH DUH!
His catch against Long Island in 2008 was already considered by many as the greatest defensive play in Quinnipiac history, but Brian Monack added to his collection of "Web Gems" with a spectacular catch against College of Charleston. In the 5th, Cougars' outfield Mike Mansilla - team leader in homeruns - hit a shot to deep center field. Monack sprinted with his back to the infield and made a sprawling catch. Monack also pitched the last two innings of Quinnipiac's loss to C of C, holding the Cougars scoreless one hit while striking out two. The play would land Monack on ESPN for the second time in his career with the No. 1 play on SportsCenter's Top Ten on Thursday, March 12. He was also given the No. 2 play on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Week on Sunday, March 15.