February 1, 2011

Baseball Signs Four To National Letters of Intent

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac baseball head coach Dan Gooley has announced the signing of Vin Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.), Alex Pernick (Marsten Mills, Mass.), Matthew Lorenzetti (Marlboro, N.J.) and Scott Donaghue (Marlboro, N.J.) to national letters of intent.

"I am extremely pleased and excited to have four outstanding student-athletes joining our family at Quinnipiac University," Dan Gooley said.

Guglietti is a local stand-out from nearby East Haven (Conn.) High School where he was a 2010 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selection before being tabbed for the New Haven Register All-State and All-Area teams. As a junior, the 6-4, 225 lbs. first baseman batted .486 with four homeruns and 29 runs batted in while also posting a 2-0 record on the mound.

Pernick comes to Quinnipiac from Barnstable (Mass.) High School where he was a Old Colony League First Team All Star, in addition to be named to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic First Teams. Last season, Pernick batted .436 (27-62) with a homerun, six doubles and seven stolen bases.

Gooley also signed a pair of teammates from Marlboro (N.J.) High School in Lorenzetti and Donaghue. Lorenzetti is a 6-0, 180 lbs. right-handed pitcher who posted a 5-1 record as a junior on his way to being named to the Freehold Regional High School All-District and All-Division teams. In 38 innings pitched, Lorenzetti allowed just 10 earned runs while scattering 30 hits. He also struck out 30 while walking seven.

Donaghue is a 5-11, 170 lbs. third baseman who will likely move to second base or shortstop. As a junior, Donaghue batted .350 (20-65) with six doubles, two triples, one homerun and 22 runs batted in.

Quinnipiac opens the 2011 season in Myrtle Beach, S.C. with a two-game set against Marshall on Friday, Mar. 4 and Saturday, Mar. 5 followed by a single game against Ball State on Sunday, Mar. 6 at BB&T Field. They then head to Richmond, Va. to face Richmond on Friday, Mar. 11, Saturday, Mar. 12 and Sunday, Mar. 13 in a three-game series.