Baseball's NEC Doubleheader Against FDU, Senior Day Pushed Back To 1:15 PM

The Quinnipiac University baseball team's Northeast Conference doubleheader against Fairleigh Dickinson has been delayed until 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Originally scheduled to being at 12 p.m., rain and inclement weather has forced the two teams to push back the start of the game. In addition, Senior Day festivities will be held at 1 p.m.

Quinnipiac will honor five seniors prior to the start of today's Northeast Conference doubleheader against Fairleigh Dickinson. The pregame ceremony will honor manager Neil Jaggernauth, Jeff Carino, Todd DeFrancesco, Ryan Ullrich and Brian Monack. Quinnipiac took the first two games of the four-game set on Friday, May 7 - winning the first game 13-10 before taking the second half of the twin bill, 11-4. The Bobcats are 12-10 in the NEC and are in third place in the conference standings while Fairleigh Dickinson is 5-17.


Neil Jaggernauth has been a four-year manager for the Quinnipiac Baseball team, in addition to volunteering countless hours in the Quinnipiac equipment room.

Jeff Carino has been a four-year member of the Quinnipiac baseball team. Originally a catcher, he was converted to a full-time designated hitter. He opened his Quinnipiac career with a 10-game hitting streak as a freshman in 2007. For his career, he totaled 56 hits, 24 RBI and 24 runs scored.

Tood DeFrancesco has seen time on the mound for Quinnipiac both as a starter and a relief pitcher. During his career. He has three wins and 63 strikeouts in 107 innings pitched. His first career victory came against Michigan State on March 11, 2007.

Ryan Ullrich broke into the line-up midway through last season, and has started in right field ever since. Last year, he was second on the team with a .333 batting average while he also drove in a career-high 14 runs. In eight games against Central Connecticut and Fairleigh Dickinson last year, he accounted for two hits in six of the eight games. He concluded his junior season reaching base safely in the final 11 games of the year. This season, he has recorded a career-best 31 hits, while driving in 12 runs and rapping out five doubles. His nine multiple-hit games rank fifth among all starters while he also posted a seven-game hitting streak. For his career, he has totaled 83 hits, 43 RBI and seven doubles.

Brian Monack was named the team's 2010 Most Valuable Player earlier this month. Among his most notable accomplishments, he was twice featured on ESPN with the Top Play on SportsCenter. An all-time classic moment in Quinnipiac history, the "Bobcatch" took place in 2008 at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field, and landed him a spot on ESPN First Take, as well as the top play of the month on SportsCenter. The second catch was against the College of Charleston in 2009, and also landed as the top play on SportsCenter. For his career, he has totaled 17 homeruns, 85 RBI and 96 runs scored while totaling 147 career hits in 490 at-bats for a .300 batting averaging. In 2009, he led the team with a career-high nine homeruns and 32 RBI, while this season he has topped his career RBI total with 39 runs batted in. In addition to his cumulative stats, Monack has 20 multiple-RBI games, including a team-leading 13 this season. In 2009, his 15 multiple-hit games also led the Bobcats.