Bobcats and Bears
The Quinnipiac University baseball team will travel to Providence, R.I. on Tuesday, April 5 to face Brown University in a non-conference match-up at Murray Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Quinnipiac is 12-10 overall while Brown is 3-15 on the season. 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.
Brown is currently 3-15 on the season and have won just once in their last 10 games and are coming off a weekend split against Cornell. Mike DiBiase leads Brown with a .315 (17-54) average, as well as a .426 slugging percentage and a .464 on-base percentage. Matt Colantonio paces the Bears with 12 runs scored, while also leading the team with six doubles. Pete Greskoff is the team's RBI leader with 11 on the year. On the mound, Heath Mayo has appeared in a team-best seven games and carries a 1-0 record. Mayo, Anthony Galan and Connor Burke have all been credited with victories for Brown, while Burke and Matthew Kimball lead the team with 13 strikeouts. Josh Feit has recorded a save in two of Brown's three wins.
First Place Bobcats
Quinnipiac struggled to a 1-5 record last week as they dropped to 12-10 overall and 8-4 in the NEC. They are now tied for first place with Monmouth, who they host this weekend at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn
In five games last week, junior captain Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.) had a team-high eight hits on his way to hitting at a .400 clip (8-20). His 12 total bases were also a team-high, as was his .600 slugging percentage. Migani hit safely in all five games, going 1-for-4 against Yale on Wednesday, before going 7-16 against Sacred Heart in a four-game series this weekend. In the first game of the Series, Migani was 3-for-5, before following up with a hit in each of the next two games. In the final game of the series, Migani was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the 7th inning that pulled the Bobcats within a run of Sacred Heart.
For the year, Migani is hitting .325 (25-76) while leading the team in runs scored (16), doubles (7), home runs (6), RBI (16), slugging percentage (.500), total bases (38) and on-base percentage (.443), while his six stolen bases are good for second.
Sign Of Consistency
Migani also currently owns a six-game hitting streak and leads the team with four multiple-RBI games.
Mickey Amanti (Waterford, Conn.) has hit safely in a team-best 11 straight games through Sunday. Amanti leads the team in hits (32), average (.352) and is tied for the team-lead with 16 runs scored. He also has driven in nine runs out of the lead-off spot, while posting a .407 slugging percentage and a .398 on-base percentage.
Joe Poletsky (Riverside, Conn.) batted a team-high .412 (7-17) for the week while playing an errorless third base in 13 chances. For the year, Poletsky is hitting .293 (24-82) with a home run, 12 RBI, six doubles and 11 runs scored. An all-NEC selection last season, Poletsky is also slugging at a .402 percentage.
Ben Farina (Waterford, Conn.) hit. 389 (7-18) for the week with a run scored while also reaching base in 45% of his trips to the plate. For the year, Farina is hitting .297 (27-91) with 11 RBI. Farina currently ranks four all-time in career hits, trailing Wilson Matos '07 in third place.
1. (1) Tim Binkoski '07 245
2. (2) Ryan Rizzo '07 238
3. (3) Wilson Matos '07 211
4. (4) Ben Farina '11 209