April 6, 2009

Baseball Takes On Brown In Providence, R.I. On Tuesday

Quinnipiac University (7-17) at

Brown University (11-12-1)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 – 3 p.m.

Murray Stadium – Providence, R.I.

On The Air

Sal Accardi – WQAQ.com

Bobcats Radio Network

What Can Brown Do For You?

The Quinnipiac University baseball team will head to Providence, R.I. on Tuesday, April 9 to take on Brown University in a non-conference game at 3 p.m. Quinnipiac will be looking to bounce back from this past weekend when it dropped four straight to Mount St. Mary's and stand at 7-17 overall. Brown is currently 11-12-1.

On The Air

Mike Radomski will have the play-by-play for Tuesday's game. 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 455-406-8 (.531) all-time record and a 354-316-7(.532) record at Quinnipiac.

Athlete of the Month

Brian Monack (Branford, Conn.) was named the Eli's Restaurant Group/Quinnipiac March Athlete of the Month. During the month of March, Monack led Quinnipiac with a .313 average and a team high 15 hits in 13 games played. He also tied for the team lead in homeruns (2) and RBI (7). He's also scored four runs, while carrying a team-high .456 slugging percentage and a .365 on-base percentage, good for second on the team. Monack also pitched two innings against College of Charleston on March 10, holding C of C scoreless on two hits while striking out two. Monack made a spectacular catch in the game that landed him as the top play on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 for the second time in his career. He was also the No. 2 play for ESPN's Plays of the Week.

Respect The Streak

Monack saw a team-best 12-game hitting streak end this weekend with an 0-for-3 showing against Mount St. Mary's.

The Point To Center

Bobcats manager Dan Gooley used Monack in the ninth inning of Quinnipiac's 5-3 win against Yale on Tuesday. Monack pitched a 1-2-3 inning in his second appearance of the day for the first save of his career.

Good Week

Monack led Quinnipiac last week, as he hit .286 (6-21) with two homeruns, two doubles, six RBI and four runs scored. Against Fairfield, Monack homered in a 1-for-4 showing, before he went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored on Tuesday in a 5-3 win against Yale. In that game, Monack also picked up the save after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. Against Mount St. Mary's on Friday, Monack was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and an RBI double as he also scored two runs. Finally, in the last game of the week, Monack had a two-run double to account for half of Quinnipiac's runs in a 8-4 loss to the Mountaineers.

Triple Crown

For the year, Monack is hitting .308 (20-65) while leading the team in homeruns (3), RBI (12) and slugging percentage (.492).

Bird Is The Word

The Bobcats lone win of the week was a 5-3 decision against Yale in New Haven, Conn. Kyle Birdsall (Orange, Conn.) picked up the win in that game after allowing two runs on three hits in a 4 2/3 after Birdsall was scheduled to work the first four innings.

Big Lefty

Chris Gloor (Bay Shore, N.Y.) turned in his third consecutive 10-strikeout performance when he sat-down 11 Mount St. Mary's batters on Saturday afternoon. In his last three starts, Gloor has totaled 34 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings pitched while walking eight. In that time, Gloor's earned-run average has also come back to earth from 10.05 on 3/13/09 to 5.54 following this weekend's series against Mount St. Mary's.

Double G

In six games over the past week, freshman Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) batted a team-high .375 (6-16) with his first career homerun in a 5-3 win over Yale. For the year, Guerino leads the team with a .359 (14-39) average and a .449 on-base percentage.

You Know What...You Really Are A Funny Guy!

Bryn Doyle (Manchester, N.H.) currently leads Quinnipiac in hits (24) and runs scored (13), while also chipping in with two homeruns and 11 RBI. Doyle also carries a team-best seven-game hitting streak.

Ducks On The Pond

Doyle leads Quinnipiac with a .357 average and a team-high 15 hits with runners on base. With runners in scoring position, Doyle is also hitting at a .435 (10-23) clip.

Lucky Number Seven

#7 Mike Marmo (Brookville, N.Y.) is tied with Doyle for the team lead in runs scored (13), while also contributing with a homerun, five doubles and 11 RBI. Marmo also has a team-high 11 walks

Taking The Pole

Sophomore Joe Poletsky (Greenwich, Conn.) is currently tied with Brian Monack for the team lead with 12 RBI. Poletsky leads the team with four multiple-RBI games and eight two-out RBI.

Jumbo Sized

Andrew Rinaldi pitched 5 1/3 innings in relief, allowing one run on three hits while striking out six and walking one. Against Yale, Rinaldi let-up his only run of the week on two hits while striking out four in 3 1/3 innings of work. Against Mount St. Mary's, Rinaldi gave up one hit in two innings in relief.