March 13, 2012

Baseball Faces William & Mary For Two-Game Series On Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14

Quinnipiac Bobcats (1-6) at William & Mary Tribe (10-7)
Plumeri Park – Williamsburg, Va.
Tuesday, March 13 - 7 PM
Wednesday, March 14, 7 PM
Live Stats

Complete Game Notes In PDF Format


The Bobcats Visit The Tribe
The Quinnipiac University baseball team will head to Williamsburg, Va. to face William & Mary's at Plumeri Park on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14, with both games slated for a 7 p.m. start. Quinnipiac is currently 1-6 overall while W&M host the Bobcats with a record of 10-7.

Multimedia
Live stats for the two-game series will be available courtesy of William & Mary athletics. Bobcat fans can access the links by visiting the schedule page and clicking on the appropriate link.

Scouting William & Mary
William & Mary hosts Quinnipiac with an overall record of 10-7. The Tribe had won seven straight before this past weekend when they dropped 2-of-3 games to Northeastern. Ryan Lindemuth leads the Tribe in average (.371), hits (23), doubles (6), RBI (14), slugging percentage (.597) and on-base percentage (.474), as well as stolen bases (8). Tadd Bower checks in batting .317 (13-41) with a homerun and seven RBI while Ryan Brown is hitting .293 (17-58) with a team-leading 21 runs scored in 17 games. Michael Katz and Josh Smith have also driven in double-figure RBI with 12 and 11, respectively. On the mound, Matt Davenport is 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA and a team-high 24 strikeouts in 34.2 innings pitched.

Last Time Out For The Bobcats
Quinnipiac saw a 38-inning scoreless drought end on Sunday, March 11 against Richmond. Quinnipiac struck for a run in the first inning when an RBI-single by Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.) drove in Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.). The Bobcats scored three more runs in the ninth, with RBI's going to first-year Bobcats Forrest Dwyer (Wakefield, R.I.) and Scott Donaghue (Marlboro, N.J.). Freshman Brian Ruditys (Boothwyn, Pa.) was 2-for-3 with a run scored in the game.

Ace of the Staff
Senior Derek Lamacchia (Whitestone, N.Y.) turned in his second straight quality start in a 3-0 loss to Richmond. Lamacchia gave up two runs, only one of which was earned, on six hit over seven innings while striking out five. For the year, Lamacchia leads the team in innings pitched (13.0), strikeouts (18), strikesouts per nine innings (12.95) and earned-run average (0.69).

A Pretty Good #2, Too
George Dummar (Branford, Conn.) scattered seven hits over five innings against Richmond on Saturday, March 10, giving up eight runs, only three of which were earned. For the year, Dummar is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA.

Sign Of Things To Come?
Freshman designated hitter Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) was 4-for-12 (.333) for the week with a run scored in his first multiple-hit game of his career. Guglietti hit safely in all three games against Richmond, going 2-for-4 in the final game of the series.

The Ole Switch-A-Roo
Former-pitcher-turned-outfielder Neil Mammele (Madison, Conn.) collected his first career hit in a pinch hit appearance in the Bobcats' 8-0 loss to Richmond on Saturday, March 10. Interesting enough, outfielder-turned-pitcher Ray Buckley (Bethel, Conn.) spun three scoreless innings in relief in the game, striking out two. Buckley has made two appearances, logging a team-high six innings out of the bullpen with a 1.50 earned-run average.

Skipper Notes
Dan Gooley `70 was hired as Quinnipiac's 10th head baseball coach on June 7, 2001. Gooley, who coached the Bobcats from 1977-1987 and is its all-time leader in coaching victories, replaced Joe Mattei, who retired in May 2001 after five seasons. In 26 years as a head coach at Quinnipiac and the University of Hartford, Gooley has accumulated an impressive 497-500-8 (.497) overall record. His record at Quinnipiac, in 22 years as the team's head coach, he has compiled a 396-410-7 (.491) record. In that span, he coached former major leaguers Turk Wendell (Quinnipiac) and Jeff Bagwell (Hartford) and current major leaguer Pat Egan.

2012 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll
The Bobcats picked to finish eighth in the Northeast Conference 2012 Preseason Poll, as voted on by the conference's coaches, and announced by the conference office on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Quinnipiac finished the 2011 in seventh place in the conference standings at 11-21 in NEC play and 15-32 overall. Monmouth was tabbed as the favorite to win the conference, garnering four first-place votes, followed by Sacred Heart, with four first-place votes, and Central Connecticut State, who also earned a first-place vote. Bryant and LIU Brooklyn rounded out the NEC's top five, followed by Mount St. Mary's, Wagner, Quinnipiac and Fairleigh Dickinson. Sacred Heart topped Monmouth, 9-2, in last season's NEC Tournament Championship Game.

Kyle Nisson Named To Collegesportsmadness.com's 2012 Northeast Conference Preseason Team
Quinnipiac senior Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) was named to the Collegesportsmadness.com 2012 Northeast Conference Preseason All-Conference Second Team. Nisson was an All-Northeast Conference selection as a junior in 2011. Last season, Nisson became the first catcher in Quinnipiac history to receive All-NEC honors, while also being named to the 37th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game.