Quinnipiac University (15-32) at
University of Massachusetts (21-24)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 3 p.m.
Earl Lorden Field Amherst, Mass.
Quinnipiac will head to Amherst, Mass. to take on the University of Massachusetts in a non-conference game set for 3 p.m. at Earl Lorden Field. Quinnipiac is 15-32 overall while UMass enters the game at 21-24 overall.
Akadema/Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week
Quinnipiac University senior Andy Mayer (Trumbull, Conn.) was named the Akadema /Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week. Mayer threw the only shutout in 15 Northeast Conference-wide games this weekend. Mayer's 21st career victory also matched Quinnipiac all-time record for career wins, previously held by Tom Signore '85.
Blanking The Hawks
In a 5-0 win against Monmouth, Mayer accomplished what no other pitcher has done against Monmouth this season, spanning 47 games. It was the first time this season that the Hawks, the NEC's top-scoring team at 8.8 runs per game, were held scoreless.
Against Monmouth, Mayer scattered five hits and issued only one free pass over 7.0 innings. The crafty right-handed hurler struck out a career-high 11 hitters on his way to tying Signore for the all-time lead in wins. Mayer, the Bobcats' second Akadema/Pitcher of the Week honoree this season (Chris Gloor - Apr. 27), became the first pitcher in the program's Division I history to win 20 career games earlier this season.
Freshman hitting phenom Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) extended his team-, season-high hitting streak to 19 games, the longest at Quinnipiac since former All-Northeast Conference outfielder Ryan Rizzo '07 hit in 18 straight to open the 2007 season. Guerino hit a team-high .385 in the Bobcats' Northeast Conference series against Monmouth. In the first game of Friday's doubleheader, Guerino was 1-for-5 with a n RBI and a run scored. In the nightcap, Guerino was 2-for-3 with his third homerun of the season. For the year, Guerino leads Quinnipiac with a .374 (43-115) average with three homeruns and 24 runs-batted in. He also posts a team-best .448 on-base percentage and is second with a .487 slugging percentage.