May 17, 2010

Baseball Hosts No. 20/19 UConn On Tuesday, May 18

Quinnipiac University (14-35) vs.University of Connecticut (41-11)
May 17, 2010

Bobcats and Huskies
Quinnipiac will host No. 20/19 University of Connecticut on Tuesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac will play its final home regular-season game of the season, and last non-conference match-up of 2010. The Bobcats are 14-35 on the year while UConn is 41-11.

Northeast Conference Playoff Picture
Bryant (22-6) sits in first place in the NEC standings are not eligible to play in the 2010 NEC Tournament. Sacred Heart (19-9) became the first team in the NEC to clinch a tournament spot after sweeping a four-game series against Monmouth last weekend. Central Connecticut (15-13) sits in third place, in position to take the No. 2 seed in the tourney, followed by Quinnipiac, Monmouth and Wagner (all at 13-15) tied for fourth place. This weekend, Quinnipiac travels to Wagner, Sacred Heart and Bryant face-off, Central Connecticut faces Long Island, and Monmouth plays Fairleigh Dickinson.

Sad To See It End
Ben Farina (Waterford, Conn./Waterford) batted .316 (6-19) over five games for the week. Farina saw an 18-game hitting streak, the longest at Quinnipiac since Gabe Guerino completed the feat last season, end against Bryant on Friday, May 14. Farina was 3-for-5 against UMass on Tuesday, before going 0-for-6 in the first game of the Bobcats' NEC series against Bryant this weekend.

Hit Leader
The Bobcats' leading hitter bounced back in the last two games of the four-game set with a 1-for-3 day with a double and two runs scored in the second half of a doubleheader on Friday and a 2-for-5 day that include two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored. Farina leads the team in average (.345), hits (68), doubles (16) and is second in slugging percentage (.457) and on-base percentage (.387).

In The Books
Farina's 68 hits tie Ryan Rizzo's 2007 mark for the fourth best single-season total in Quinnipiac history, while his 177 career hits rank 11th all-time and 9th in Quinnipiac's Division I history. His 16 doubles this season are the 16th also rank fourth for a season.

Good Series Migs
Chris Migani (Orange, Conn./Amity) batted .389 (7-18) for the week with two RBI and two runs scored. Migani currently carries a team-best five-game hitting streak. For the year, he is batting .305 (46-151) with seven doubles, five homeruns, 29 RBI and 26 runs scored.