March 31, 2010

Baseball To Take On Sacred Heart In NEC Series In Bridgeport, Conn. This Weekend

Quinnipiac University (1-15, 1-3 NEC) at
Sacred Heart University (6-11, 0-0 NEC)
April 1-3, 2010
Ballpark at Harbor Yard - Bridgeport, Conn.

Intra-State Action
The Quinnipiac University baseball team will head to the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. for a three-day, four-game series against Northeast Conference foe, Sacred Heart University. Quinnipiac enters their second NEC series of the 2010 season with a conference mark of 1-3 while Sacred Heart will be playing its first conference series of the year. The Pioneers are currently 6-11.

Missed One
Due to a miscalculation of the career statistics by the Quinnipiac Sports Information Department heading into the 2010 season, Brian Monack's 100th career hit was never reported. The senior centerfielder opened the year with 96 career hits, and became the 52nd player in Quinnipiac history to reach the 100-hit mark with a 2-for-4 day against North Carolina on Mar. 7, 2010. Monack has collected 112 career hits to date, good for 42nd all-time.

The Mick and Joe?
Mickey Amanti (Waterford, Conn.) and Joe Poletsky (Riverside, Conn.) are also currently chasing the 100-hit mark, and both sit at 96 career hits heading into the four-game series against Sacred Heart.

This Is Starting To Become A Habit
Mike Oskandy (Bethel, Conn.) was the first NEC pitcher this season to throw nine innings in a game, and now he is the only pitcher in the NEC to date to complete the feat twice. Oskandy went the distance against Mount St. Mary's in a 9-1 win on Friday, holding the Mount to one run on seven hits while striking out five. In his last two starts, Oskandy is 1-1 with a 1.00 ERA. The fifth-year starter has scattered 12 hits over his last 18 innings while striking out 11.

Howdy Kyle
Quinnipiac sophomore catcher Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn./Lyman Hall) hit a team-high .364 (4-11) this weekend, while also posting team-highs in slugging percentage (.455) and on-base percentage (.462). Nisson hit safely in three of Quinnipiac's four games against Mount St. Mary's this weekend, including a 2-for-4 day with his first double of the season in the second game of the series. For the year, Nisson leads the team in batting average (.391), slugging percentage (.435) and on-base percentage (.451).

Welcome Back Migs
Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.) returned to the Bobcats lineup this weekend after missing six straight games with an injury. Migani was 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the first game of the Mount series, helping Quinnipiac to a 9-1 win. Migani then drove in both Quinnipiac runs in a 5-2 loss in the first game of their doubleheader against the Mount on Saturday.

Well, You Knew There Would Be A Monack Note
Brian Monack (Branford, Conn.) drove in a team-high four runs, while also scoring a team-high three runs over the four-game set with Mount St. Mary's.