Quinnipiac University (13-25) at
Boston College (26-17)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3 p.m.
Pellegrini Diamond at Shea Field
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Brett Gross, WQAQ.com
Bobcats Radio Network
The Quinnipiac University baseball team will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to take on Boston College in a non-conference match-up set for a 3 p.m. start at Pellagrini Diamond at Shea Field. Quinnipiac is coming off a 3-1 weekend that saw the Bobcats take the first and last two games of a four-game Northeast Conference series with Fairleigh Dickinson to improve to 13-25 overall. Boston College is 26-17 on the year.
Good Weekend Jo-Po
In a 3-2 week, sophomore Joe Poletsky (Riverside, Conn.) batted .350 (7-20) while leading the team with three homeruns and eight RBI in five games played. Poletsky hit his second homerun of the season in a 1-for-4 day in a 14-4 loss to Connecticut on Monday, April 20. He then bounced back with a big weekend in Northeast Conference play. Despite and 0-for-3 showing in the first game of Quinnipiac's four-game series with FDU, Poletsky had six hits in 13 at-bats over the series' final three games. On Saturday, in a 10-9 loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Knights, Poletsky was 2-for-4 with two homeruns, four RBI and two runs scored. He bounced back in the second game, which QU won 18-2, with a 3-for-5 showing featuring three RBI and two runs scored.
For the year, Poletsky is batting .294 (32-109) with four homeruns and a team-high 25 RBI. He has also collected six doubles and a team-best two triples while also scoring 19 runs. Poletsky is second on the team with a .495 slugging percentage while also leading the team with eight multiple-hit games.
Nice Job Rook
In five games played last week, freshman shortstop and lead-off hitter Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.) batted .421 (8-19) with two doubles, three RBI and four runs scored. Migani was 1-for-3 with a run scored against UConn in a 14-4 loss and posted an 0-for-4 day in the Bobcats' 1-0 win against FDU in the first game of their four-game series. He responded with three straight multiple-hit games, including a 2-for-4 showing in both ends of Quinnipiac's doubleheader on Saturday. He ended the series with a 3-for-4 day on Sunday with three RBI and a run scored in Quinnipiac' s 8-4 win.
Good Start To A Career
For the year, Migani is hitting .291 (37-127) with two homeruns, 15 RBI and 20 runs scored. He also leads the team with eight doubles while ranking second in hits with 37.
Bryn Doyle (Manchester, N.H.) currently leads Quinnipiac in hits (34) and is second in runs scored (16), while also chipping in with two homeruns and 12 RBI. Doyle has reached base safely in 19 consecutive games and also in 31 of 32 games played this season.
Chris Gloor (Bay Shore, N.Y.) was masterful in Quinnipiac's 1-0 win against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday, April 24. Gloor held the Knights scoreless through seven innings, scattering seven hits while walking two and striking out nine his second highest strikeout total this season against a NEC team after sitting down 11 against Mount St. Mary's on April 4. Gloor improves to 5-3 on the season, while increasing his NEC-leading strikeout total to 67. The wins are an all-time personal best for Gloor, while his strikeout total leaves him one shy of his career-best 68 strikeouts in 2007 as a sophomore.
Moving Up The Charts
Gloor also moves into third place all-time at Quinnipiac with 224 strikeouts.
a senior, has led by example, as he's hit at a .371 clip (13-35)
with runners in scoring position. Doyle is also 3-for-6 with
runners on third with less than two outs.
Lucky Number Seven
#7 Mike Marmo (Brookville, N.Y.) currently leads the Quinnipiac lineup with 25 runs scored while also chipping in with four homeruns, eight doubles and 18 RBI. Marmo also has a team-high 18 walks.
Atta Boy Mo
Brian Monack (Branford, Conn.) hit the game-winning homerun in Quinnipiac's 1-0 win against Fairleigh Dickison on Friday. After a 1-for-3 showing with an RBI-triple in the first game of Quinnipiac doubleheader with FDU, Monack blasted two homeruns in the second half of the twinbill, driving in three runs while also collected a double and scoring three runs.
For the year, Monack is batting .297 (35-118) with a team-high six homeruns and 18 RBI. He also posted a triple, six doubles and scored 19 runs while carrying a team-best .517 slugging percentage in addition to a .381 on-base percentage.
Monack's and Poletsky's homeruns in the doubleheader mark the second time in Quinnipiac's Division I history that two players hit two homeruns in a game in the same season, and the first time that two different players did it in back-to-back games.
Do It With Two
Mickey Amanti, Ben Farina and Joe Poletsky each have 11 two-out RBI.
Freshman Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) extended his hitting streak to 10-games this weekend. Guerino leads Quinnipiac with a .369 batting average (31-84) with two homeruns, 15 RBI and 15 runs scored. He also has a .476 batting average and a .444 on-base percentage. Guerino is also batting a team-high .370 (17-46) with runners on base, including a .357 (10-28) average with runners in scoring position. He also is hitting at a .474 (9-19) clip with two outs.