Quinnipiac University (14-30) vs.
Fairleigh Dickinson University (16-23)
May 11, 2010
Quinnipiac Baseball Field - Hamden, Conn.
Quinnipiac will host the University of Massachusetts on Tuesday, May 11 at 3 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats are currently 14-30 overall while UMass enters Tuesday's game at 16-23. The Bobcats have won three of their last four games, including three against Fairleigh Dickinson this weekend. UMass has won six of its last seven games.
No Average Joe
Joe Poletsky (Riverside, Conn.) batted .533 (8-15) with a team-high seven RBI and six runs scored. On Friday, in a 13-10 win in the first game of the series, Poletsky was 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. He was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the next two games before closing out the series with a 3-for-4 showing in the final game in the series.
In the Bobcats' final game of their four-game set against Fairleigh Dickinson, Poletsky fell a triple shy of the cycle, rapping out a single, double and home run while driving in four runs and scoring two more.
For the year, Poletsky is batting .339 (57-168) with two homeruns, 34 RBI, 12 doubles and 27 runs scored. His 32 hits and 22 RBI against NEC schools are team-highs. Poletsky also leads Quinnipiac with 18 multiple-RBI games in 44 games played.
Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) was the toughest out on the weekend for Fairleigh Dickinson, recording a hit in 10 of 17 at-bats for a .588 weekend batting average. Nisson recorded multiple hits in all four games while also driving in four runs. He was 2-for-5 with a double in the first game, before posting back-to-back three-hit outings in Saturday's doubleheader, in which he drove in two runs in each game.
Where Did He Come From?
Nisson is hitting at a team-best .365 clip with seven doubles, two triples, 21 RBI and 12 runs scored.
Respect The Streak
Ben Farina (Waterford, Conn.) extending his team-leading hitting streak to 17 games with a hit in each game this weekend. Farina fell a triple shy of the cycle in the final game of the series with a 3-for-5 day with three RBI and three runs scored.
Ben Farina has totaled 62 hits this season. With 63 hits last year, Farina joins the list, including Tim Binkoski, Ryan Rizzo and Brian Sabatella, as the only four players in Quinnipiac history to post back-to-back 60-hit seasons. Binkoski and Rizzo did it three times.
Among The NEC
Farina is also one of eight players in the Northeast Conference to reach the 60-hit mark this season.
Token Monack Note
Brian Monack (Branford, Conn.) became the 22nd player in Quinnipiac history and 19th at the Division I level to reach 150 hits for his career, while he also became the 17th player in Quinnipiac history, and eighth at the Division I level, to scored 100 runs for his career.
Dependable On The Mound
Anthony Cinelli (Wall, N.J.) picked up the win on Saturday in the first game of the doubleheader for his third consecutive win. Cinelli opened the year at 0-2 through his first three games, but is 3-0 since then, all against NEC schools.
Among the NEC Leaders
Kyle Birdsall (Milford, Conn.) improved to 4-1 against NEC schools with a win on Friday. Birdsall has won four of his last five starts in conference play with one no-decision. In addition, he has a team-leading three complete games in the mix.