Baseball Hosts Sacred Heart For First Northeast Conference Home Series Of Season

Quinnipiac University (11-7, 7-1 NEC) vs.
Sacred Heart University (9-12, 2-6 NEC)

Friday, April 1, 2011 - 3 PM (9-Inning)
Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 12 PM (2, 7-Innings)
Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 1 PM (9-Inning)
Quinnipiac Baseball Field -Hamden, Conn.

Home Opener
The Quinnipiac University baseball team will host Sacred Heart University this weekend for its first home competition of the 2011 season. The Bobcats and Pioneers are scheduled to play a nine-inning game on Friday, April 1 at 3 p.m., followed by a pair of seven-inning games on Saturday, April 2 at 12 p.m. before a nine-inning contest on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. The Bobcats are currently 11-7 overall and 7-1 in NEC play, good for first place in the league standings. Sacred Heart is 9-12 overall and 2-6 in league play.

Weather Advisory
With the threat of inclement weather for this weekend, Bobcat fans are urged to refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for the latest schedule changes, as well as up-to-the-minute news, scores and highlights.

Live Stats
Live statistics and live audio, provided by the Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network (QBSN) will be available for the Bobcats' series against Sacred Heart at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field.

YOUR First Place Bobcats
Northeast Conference first-place Quinnipiac is currently off to their best overall (11-7) and NEC (7-1) start in program history after sweep a four-game series at Mount St. Mary's this weekend. Quinnipiac has won seven of their last eight games, including a seven-game winning streak against NEC teams.

Scouting Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart is currently 9-12 overall and 2-6 in the Northeast Conference. JJ Edwards leads a trio of players batting .300 or better. Edwards checks in at .378 (31-82). Rob Griffith checks in at .367 while leading the team with 29 hits, 18 RBI, a .544 slugging percentage and a .429 on-base percentage.Steve Tedesco is hitting .315 for the pioneers with a team-best 18 runs scored while also leading the team with seven stolen bases. On the mound, John Hermanson is 3-0 with a 3.24 ERA. Nick Leiningen leads the Pioneers with a 2.77 ERA while Troy Scribner has logged a team-high 30 2/3 innings pitched while also striking out a team-high 21 batters.