May 1, 2010

Live Video Available For Baseball's Doubleheader Against Monmouth At 1 PM

Live video and live starts will be available for the Quinnipiac University baseball team's Northeast Conference doubleheader against Monmouth at the Monmouth University Baseball Field in West Long Branch, N.J. The first game of the doubleheader, which consists of two seven-inning games, is set to begin at 1 p.m. The second game of the doubleheader will begin approximately 20 minutes after the completion of the first game. Quinnipiac lost to Monmouth, 9-3, on Friday, April 30 in the first game of the NEC series. Quinnipiac is currently 9-8 in NEC play and 10-27 overall while Monmouth improved to 11-10 in conference action and 18-18 on the season. The loss was Quinnipiac's second in its last seven Northeast Conference games.

On Friday, junior Ben Farina (Waterford, Conn.) led the Quinnipiac offense with a pair of hits for his sixth multiple-hit outing in the last 10 games. Farina also drove a ball to right field that Monmouth outfielder Mike Casale was able to coral to steal a homerun from the Bobcats' left fielder. Quinnipiac sophomore Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.) was 2-for-4 with a run scored while Ryan Ullrich (Orange, Conn.) drove in a pair of runs. Mike Oskandy (Bethel, Conn.) took the loss for the Bobcats to drop to 2-5 on the season after giving up five runs on six hits over six innings.

Farina now carries a team-best 10-game hitting streak, the longest this season for Quinnipiac. He leads the team during that stretch with a .465 (20-43) average with 12 runs scored as well as a .477 on-base percentage. His two hits in the game also make Farina the only player in the Bobcats' line-up with a pair of 50-hit seasons, while he sits a hit away from becoming the 17th player in Quinnipiac history, and 14th at the Division I level, to reach 160 hits for his career.