April 26, 2010

Baseball Will Travel To Boston College On Tuesday, April 27

Quinnipiac University (10-25) at
Boston College (23-17)
April 27, 2010
Pellagrini Diamond at Shea Field - Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Heading Up The Pike
Quinnipiac will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to take on Boston College in a non-conference match-up on Tuesday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at the Pellagrini Diamond at Shea Field. Quinnipiac enters the game at 10-25 overall with wins in seven of its last 10 games while Boston College stands at 23-17 on the season.

Starting To Heat Up
Quinnipiac took three of four games against Central Connecticut State this weekend to extend its current hot streak against the Northeast Conference. Quinnipiac has now won eight of its last 10 games against NEC competition, and five of its last six, to jump into fourth place in the NEC standings.

Corner Outfield With Some Pop
Left fielder Ben Farina (Waterford, Conn.) led all Bobcat at the plate this week with a .519 (14-27) average while also driving in five runs and scoring 10 times. Farina sluggled .630 for the week, while also posting a team-high .536 on-base percentage.

Good Weekend Against CCSU
Against CCSU this weekend, Farina hit .412 (7-17) with two doubles, three RBI and a team-high five runs scored. In the second game of the series, a 13-4 Quinnipiac win, Farina was 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. In Sunday's 3-2 win, Farina's RBI double in the seventh inning plated Mickey Amanti with the go-ahead run. Farina was 3-for-5 in the game. For the year, Farina leads Quinnipiac in hits (46), doubles (9), and runs scored (29) while hitting at a .331 clip and posting a .417 slugging percentage and a .377 on-base percentage.

Big Game Against The Elis, Too
Against Yale, in a wild 19-18 win, Farina was 4-for-6 with a double, two RBI and four runs scored.

Mo-Notes (?)
Senior Brian Monack (Branford, Conn.) had a monster week for Quinnipiac at the plate, hitting .480 (12-25) with two homeruns, nine RBI and 10 runs scored. On Wednesday, Apr. 21, in a wild 19-18 win against Yale, Monack came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning with Quinnipiac trailing 18-16. The Bobcats had two runners on base and Monack, needed a double for the cycle, blasted a three-run homer to left-center field to give the Bobcats the walk-off win.

"Pure, Unadulterated Offensive Force"
Monack's six runs-batted-in and five runs scored against Yale were career-highs, while he also becomes just the seventh Northeast Conference player this season to record five hits in a game. The last Quinnipiac player to record five hits in a game was John Delaney, who had six hits against Vermont on April 23, 2008.

...And He Kept It Going
In Saturday's 13-4 win against Central Connecticut State, Monack was 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored. For the week, Monack slugged .800, good for the team high, while also posting a .519 on-base percentage.

For A Grand Total Of...
For the year, Monack leads Quinnipiac in homeruns (5), RBI (31), triples (2), slugging percentage (.492), and on-base percentage (.414). Monack has also scored 26 runs, second on the team. Monack also leads the team with 10 multiple-RBI games.

"The Seldom Heard From" Note
Joe Poletsky (Riverside, Conn.) batted .409 (9-22) for the week as he drove in a team-high nine runs. Poletsky posted three more multiple-hit games to push his team-leading total to 16. He also carries a nine-game hitting streak against NEC teams. Against Yale, Poletsky was 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored. Poletsky was 2-for-4 with three runs scored in the first game of the Bobcats' series against CCSU before following that game with a 2-for-3 performance with three RBI in Quinnipiac's 13-4 win on Saturday. Poletsky also had a run-scoring double against CCSU in Sunday's 3-2 win.

Quiet Numbers
For the year, Poletsky is hitting .333 (45-135), good for second on the roster, while his 45 hits also rank second. Polestky also has a home run, seven doubles and 24 RBI to his credit, while posting a .407 slugging percentage.

Double-G
Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) blasted a two-run, game-winning home run on Friday against CCSU. Guerino came to the plate in the top of the ninth with the Bobcats trailing 10-9. For the week, Guerino was 8-for-22 (.364) with a home run and seven RBI. For the year, Guerino is hitting .323 (40-124) with two home runs, 19 RBI and 10 runs scored.

Yeah, You've Seen Me Before
Freshman righthanded pitcher Derek Lamacchia (Whitestone, N.Y.) appeared in three games this week, including twice against Central Connecticut. Lamacchia picked up the win in the Bobcats' come-from-behind 11-10 win against Central Connecticut on Apr. 23 after pitching two innings of three-hit baseball. Lamacchia was hit for four runs in the game, only one of which was earned for his first career victory. He then picked up a save after hurling 1 2/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit ball as the Bobcats held on for a 3-2 win on Sunday against CCSU. Lamacchia pitched out of two situations with the tying run in scoring position for his first career save. Lamacchia leads Quinnipiac with 13 appearances this season.

Bird Is the Word
Kyle Birdsall (Orange, Conn.) picked up his third straight NEC win on Friday after after holding CCSU to four runs on five hits while striking out six to improve to 3-3 on the year. Birdsall has two complete games to his credit this season and also carries a 4.46 ERA.