May 3, 2011

Baseball Falls To UMass, 8-1

AMHERST, Mass. – The Quinnipiac University baseball team lost to the University of Massachusetts, 8-1, in a non-conference match-up at Earl Lorden Field in Amherst, Mass. The Bobcats drop to 14-28 on the season while UMass improves to 14-23 overall.

Quinnipiac junior Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) was 2-for-4 and drove in Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.) with the Bobcats’ only run of the game in the ninth inning. Migani led off the ninth with a single to left field before moving to third on a one-out single by freshman Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.). Palmer was 2-for-4 in the game as well. Guerino followed with a single to center field to score Migani and cut the Minutemen’s lead to 8-1. Mickey Amanti (Waterford, Conn.) was also 2-for-4 in the game to give him 192 for his career, eight shy of becoming the eighth player in Quinnipiac history to reach the 200-hit mark.

Ben Farina (Waterford, Conn.) continued his quest for the all-time hit record at Quinnipiac with a single against UMass to give him 233 hits for his career, just five shy of Ryan Rizzo ’07 (238) for second place all-time.

Derek Lamacchia (Whitestone, N.Y.) took the loss to drop to 3-5 on the season after allowing five runs on five hits over 2 2/3 innings pitched. Ryan Walsh (Stamford, Conn.) pitched 3 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on three hits while striking out three. Spencer Kane (Wolcott, Conn.) pitched the final two innings of the game, holding UMass to a run on four hits while striking out two.

The Bobcats will play their final home game of the season on Thursday, May 5 when they host Fairfield University at 3 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field. They wrap-up their Northeast Conference schedule this weekend at Bryant.