March 12, 2010

Baseball To Play Doubleheader Against William & Mary On Friday At 12 Noon

With the chance for inclement weather in Williamsburg, Va., the Quinnipiac baseball team has announced a schedule change for its three-game series against William & Mary. Originally scheduled to play three, nine-inning games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Quinnipiac and William & Mary will play a doubleheader on Friday, March 12 at 12 p.m. Should the weather prohibit the two teams from play on Friday, the doubleheader will be moved to Saturday, March 13 at 2 p.m. If Quinnipiac can only get one game in on Friday, they will play a doubleheader on Saturday, March 13. The last game could also be played on Sunday, March 14 at 1 p.m.

Quinnipiac is coming off a 20-3 loss to Virginia Commonwealth University on Wednesday, March 9. The Bobcats are currently 0-6 overall following a three-game sweep at the hands of North Carolina State followed by back-to-back losses to Duke. The Tribe is currently 6-5 overall and is coming off a 12-6 loss to nationally-ranked No. 1 Virgina, 12-6. William & Mary defeated #11 North Carolina, 3-0, early in the week, preceded by a two-game sweep of Seton Hall, 6-4 and 3-2.

Mike Oskandy will take the mound in the first game of the series, followed by Todd DeFrancesco in the second game and Brian Monack in the third.

At the plate, Joe Poletsky leads Quinnipiac in batting average (.455), hits (10), runs scored (4) and walks (4). Sophomore catcher Kyle Nisson is batting at a .438 clip. Quinnipiac also boasts four players - freshman Ray Buckley, juniors Ben Farina and Mickey Amanti, and Monack - that have all driven in at least three runs, with Amanti carrying a team-high four RBI in four games played.

Scouting William & Mary
Sophomore Chris Forsten leads William & Mary with a batting average of .357, while classmate Tadd Bower is high on the team in both homeruns (2) and RBIs (16). As a team, the Tribe is hitting .301 through 11 games this season. On the mound, the Tribe has been led by sophomore Matt Davenport, who has pitched a team-high 20.2 innings, striking out 11. On the season, William & Mary has had six different pitchers record wins, including sophomore Cole Shain, who went five shutout innings against the Tar Heels on Tuesday.

All-Time Against William & Mary
This weekend's games are the first meetings between Quinnipiac and William & Mary.