March 28, 2010

Baseball No-Hit In 18-0 Loss To Mount St. Mary's

HAMDEN, Conn. - Mount St. Mary's starting pitcher Kent Worthington threw a no-hitter, striking out nine and walking five, as the Quinnipiac University baseball team lost to Mount St. Mary's, 18-0, in a Northeast Conference match-up at the QU Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats drop to 1-15 overall and 1-3 in the Northeast Conference while Mount St. Mary's improves to 7-12 overall and 3-1 in NEC play.

Mount St. Mary's was powered by three homeruns by Josh Darr, Kyle Kane and Zach Helman. Seven players in the Mount's line-up had multiple hits as Mount St. Mary's totaled 20 hits in the win. A trio of three-hit performances by Josh Winter, Andrew Caron and Helman highlighted the hit barrage. Helman was 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored while Winter, who drove in three runs yesterday against Quinnipiac, was 3-for-6 with three RBI.

The Mount struck early with a two-run homerun by Kane off of Quinnipiac starter Todd DeFrancesco (North Haven, Conn.). DeFrancesco gave up a double to Tommy Flynn on the first pitch of the game before retiring the next two batters. Kane's homerun was his second of the series.

The Mount tacked on five runs in the second inning on four hits before DeFrancesco settled in. The third-year starter allowed two runners to reach base in the third and fourth innings. In the fifth, DeFrancesco gave up singles to Mike Quaranta and Winter before Helman blasted his first homerun of the season to give Mount St. Mary's an 10-0 lead. The homerun knocked DeFrancesco from the game in favor of freshman Kevin Castodio (Pawcatuck, Conn.). DeFrancesco gave up 10 runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3.

Castodio gave up a single to Michael Foster before giving up a homerun to Darr as the Mount pushed their lead to 12-0. Castodio gave up six runs, four earned, on six hits over 1 2/3 innings pitched. He was lifted in the seventh inning when he couldn't get a batter out to start the inning. Andrew Rinaldi (East Rockaway, N.Y.) came on in relief, holding Mount St. Mary's to two runs, one earned, on four hits over the final three innings.

Quinnipiac returns to action on Wednesday, March 31 when it hosts Yale in a non-conference match-up scheduled for 3 p.m. at the QU Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn.