April 21, 2010

Baseball Hosts Yale On Wednesday, April 21 At 3 PM

The Quinnipiac University baseball team will host New Haven County rival Yale University in a non-conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field on Wednesday, April 21 at 3 p.m. Quinnipiac enters the game with a record of 6-24 following a 10-4 loss to Hartford on Tuesday. Yale is currently 16-17-1.

Yale has lost four straight games, and nine of its last 10 games. The two teams were scheduled to meet earlier this season, but rain forced the game to be postponed. In additiion, the annual City Series was also rained out. Quinnipiac won the last meeting between the two teams on April 1, 2009, powered by a Gabe Guerino's first career homerun, and a strong pitching tandem of Kyle Birdsall, Andrew Rinaldi, and Brian Monack, who pitched a scoreless ninth for his first career save. Birdsall also picked up his first career win in the game.

The Bobcats' Mickey Amanti enteres Wednesday's game with the hottest bat in the Quinnipiac line-up after a weekend series against Long Island that saw the junior shortstop collect 10 hits iin 14 at-bats while driving in seven runs on his way to earning Akadema/NEC Co-Player of the Week honors. Quinnipiac boasts five players batting over .300, including Kyle Nisson who is hitting a team-best .337 clip, while also posting a team-high .406 on-base percentage. Gabe Guerino has posted a pair of eight-game hitting streaks this season, and has currently hit safely in four straight on his way to a .324 average. Joe Poletsky is the team's hit-leader with 36 hits in 116 at-bats for a .310 average. Poletsky also ranks among the team leaders in doubles (six), RBI (16) and runs scored (12). Amanti upped his average over the weekend to .303. He has also logged a team-high seven doubles, and is secondon teh team with 17 RBI. Ben Farina checks-in at .302 and ranks second in hits (35) while leading the team with 20 runs scored. Brian Monack leads Quinnipiac with three homeruns and 23 RBI.

Yale senior Trygg Larsson-Danforth leads the Bulldogs with a .377 average. He also leads the team in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, doubles, home runs, total bases, walks and RBI.