April 30, 2010

Baseball Travels To Monmouth For NEC Series

Quinnipiac University (10-26, 9-7 NEC) at
Monmouth University (17-18, 10-10 NEC)
April 30 - May 2, 2010
Monmouth University Baseball Field - West Long Branch, N.J.

Garden State
Quinnipiac travels to West Long Branch, N.J. this weekend for a four-game Northeast Conference series against Monmouth University. The Bobcats and Hawks play a nine-inning game on Friday, April 30 at 3 p.m., followed by a pair of seven-inning games on Saturday, May 1 at 1 p.m. and nine-inning game on Sunday, May 2 at 1 p.m. Quinnipiac is currently 10-26 overall and 9-7 in the Northeast Conference. Monmouth is currently 17-18 overall and 10-10 in conference play.

Starting To Heat Up
Quinnipiac took three of four games against Central Connecticut State last 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.

Playoff Picture
With Bryant not yet eligible for the NEC Tournament, it leaves Wagner in first place in the NEC with a record of 11-5. Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart are tied for second place in the NEC with identical 9-7 records, followed by Central Connecticut and Monmouth tied for third at 10-10 each.

Around The League
This weekend will see plenty of fireworks on the NEC skyline as Wagner and Bryant, both tied for first in the standings, square off in Smithfield, R.I., while Quinnipiac faces Monmouth, who sit just behind the Bobcats in the conference standings. Meanwhile, Sacred Heart plays Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary's hosts Long Island and Central Connecticut sits idle in league play this weekend.