March 13, 2011

Baseball Faces Richmond In Final Game of Three-Game Match-Up

The Quinnipiac University baseball team, off to its best start in the program's Division I history with four wins in their first five games, will face the University of Richmond on Sunday, March 13 at 1 p.m. at Pitt Field in Richmond, Va. The game is the final of a three-game set in which Quinnipiac has won the first two games, 6-5 in 10 Innings and 6-4.

  • Senior outfielder Mike Bartlett (Milford, Conn.) has been on a tear against the Spiders, hitting .444 (4-9) in the series' first two games with two RBI and two runs scored - both team-highs. Bartlett is also slugging a team-best .556.

  • Freshman Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.) has reached base safely in all four plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with two RBI while also drawing a walk.

  • Derek Lamacchia (Whitestone, N.Y.) picked up the win yesterday to improve to 1-1 on the season after holding Richmond to one run on four hits over six innings pitched.

  • Ryan Walsh (Stamford, Conn.) pitched the final 1 2/3 innings in relief for his second save of the season.

  • Anthony Cinelli (Wall, N.J.) also came on in relief on Friday and picked up the win to improve to 2-0 on the season.

  • Ben Farina's (Waterford, Conn.) two hits for the weekend give him 190 for his career - leaving him 10 hits shy of becoming the seventh player in Quinnipiac history to reach 200 career hits.

  • In eight relief appearances this year, the Quinnipiac bullpen has held the opposition to five earned runs over 15 innings pitched while allowing just nine hits and striking out 11. Andrew Rinaldi (East Rockaway, N.Y.) and Walsh have combined to spin 6 2/3 innings so far, record three saves between the two of them while holding opponents to no earned runs and striking out nine.