Baseball Hosts Fairfield On Tuesday, March 31 At 3:30 PM

Quinnipiac University (6-12) vs.

Fairfield University (10-9)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 – 3:30 PM

Quinnipiac Baseball Field – Hamden, Conn.

On The Air

Corey Hersch – play-by-play

Tom Button – color commentary

Going Stag

The Bobcats will host the Fairfield University Stags in a non-conference game at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field on Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m. Quinnipiac enters Tuesday's game winners of three straight, and six of their last eight, after defeating Binghamton on Friday, 4-1, before sweeping Vermont in a doubleheader on Saturday, 4-2 and 5-0. The Bobcats stand at 6-12 overall while Fairfield in 10-9.

On The Air

Corey Hersch will have the play-by-play for Tuesday's game against Fairfield, joined along side by Tom Butto with the color commentary. The live audio feed can be found at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

350 and 450

With wins against Michigan State and Xavier, Quinnipiac head coach Dan Gooley won his 350th game at Quinnipiac and 450th all-time. Now in his 24th year, and 19th at Quinnipiac, Gooley carries a 454-401-8 (.531) all-time record and a 353-311-7(.532) record at Quinnipiac.

Gloor Slays The Bearcats

In his only start of the week, Chris Gloor (Bay Shore, N.Y.) held Binghamton to one run on seven hits over eight innings while striking out 10. In his first four appearances of the season, Chris Gloor compiled an 0-3 record with a 10.05 ERA after allowing 19 runs (16 earned) on 20 hits over 14 1/3 innings, while striking out 15 and walking 10.

Heating Up

In his last two starts, including Friday's win against Binghamton, Gloor is 2-0 with a 2.12 ERA after totaling 23 strikeouts on 13 hits over 17 innings pitched. For the season, Gloor is 2-3 with a 5.74 ERA and a team-best 38 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings pitched.

Atta Boy Mo

Brian Monack (Branford, Conn.) batted a team-high .429 (6-14) in four games last week as Quinnipiac posted a 3-1 record, including wins in its last three games – all at home. Monack also had his first homerun of the season, while he drove in four runs and scored two more for the week. Monack opened the week with a 2-for-4 showing with a double and a run scored against Army on March 24. Monack also reached a third time in the game when he was hit by a pitch. After a 1-for-4 showing against Binhamton, Monack was 3-for-6 in a doubleheader sweep of Vermont in which he also drove in four runs.

Mo' Stuff

For the season, Monack leads the team with a .318 average (14-44) with a double, one homerun, six RBI and three runs scored. He also carries a .375 on-base percentage and a .409 slugging percentage.

Not Your Average Joe

Joe Duffy spun a complete game shut-out against Vermont in the second half of a twinbill on Saturday. Duffy held the Catamounts to three hits over seven innings while striking out seven to improve to 1-3 on the season. Duffy's win against Vermont is his first of the year as he improves to 1-3 with a 6.51 ERA. He ranks second on the team with 25 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings pitched.

The Mayer of Mt. Carmel
Mayer picked up the victory in the first game of Quinnipiac's doubleheader against Vermont, holding the Catamounts to two runs on five hits while striking out five over six innings pitched. Mayer improves to 2-2 overall with a 6.39 ERA. Mayer has struck out 20 batters over 25 1/3 innings while walking just 10 batters.

Kandyman

Michael Oskandy was literally untouchable in two games, picking up a pair of saves in Quinnipiac's wins against Binghamton on Friday and the Bobcats' first game against Vermont on Saturday. Oskandy pitched two perfect innings in two days, facing the minimum six batters, while striking out four. For the year, Oskandy is 1-2 with two saves and a team-best 3.55 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings pitched.


Big Ben

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 (17) and doubles (6).

M-I-C...K-E-Y

Mickey Amanti has advanced a runner on base in 17 of the 27 opportunities to do so this season for a team-best .630 percentage.

Table Setter

Farina leads Quinnipiac with a .400 (12-30) average when leading off an inning.

Doyle Rules

Bryn Doyle is one of two Bobcats, along with Farina, to start in every game for Quinnipiac this season. Doyle is hitting .266 (17-64), but his 17 are tied for the team lead. He also leads the team in homeruns (2) and runs scored (11) while his eight RBI rank second on the squad. Doyle also carries a team-high .375 slugging percentage while his .382 on-base percentage is second on the team. Doyle also has a .353 average (6-17) with runners in scoring position.