HANOVER, N.H. – The Quinnipiac University baseball team lost to Dartmouth, 5-3, in a non-conference match-up at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park in Hanover, N.H. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 6-33 on the season while Dartmouth goes to 18-15 on the year.
Forrest Dwyer (Wakefield, R.I.) was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base, while Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) and Chris Caldari (Plainview, N.Y.) also drove in runs. Matthew Lorenzetti (Marlboro, N.J.) took the hard-luck loss after pitching five strong innings in which he was tagged for three unearned runs. Spencer Kane (Wolcott, Conn.) pitched a scoreless inning while Ryan Walsh (Stamford, Conn.) gave up one run on two hits in one inning pitched. Matthew Siciliano (Ardmore, Pa.) pitched the final inning in relief, striking out two batters while holding Dartmouth scoreless.
Quinnipiac scored the game's first run in the top of the first when Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) singled through the right side of the infield to score Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) and give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the inning, a Quinnipiac error opened the flood gates as Dartmouth plated four runs to take a 4-1 lead.
Freshman Matthew Lorenzetti (Marlboro, N.J.) was solid through five innings. The freshman right-handed pitcher scattered five hits over five innings pitched while just one of the four runs scored against him was earned. Spencer Kane (Wolcott, Conn.) came on in relief of Lorenzetti in the sixth, giving up a hit, but holding Dartmouth scorless.
In the seventh, Dartmouth increased its lead when Chris O'Dowd reached on a fielder's choice and then stole second base. Dustin Selzer lined an offering from Ryan Walsh (Stamford, Conn.) to right field to bring O'Dowd around and give the Big Green a four-run lead, 5-1.
Dartmouth's Louis Concato stymied the Bobcats' offense for the game's first six innings, giving up five hits and allowing one unearned run while striking out four. Max Langford replaced Concato in the seventh, pitching out of a bases loaded jam. In the eighth, Quinnipiac cut Dartmouth's lead in half, scoring two runs to make the score, 5-3. Vin Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) singled to the shortstop before Langford walked Nic Civale (East Windsor, Conn.) and Scott Donaghue (Marlboro, N.J.). That ended Langford's afternoon in favor of Thomas Olson.
Chris Caldari's (Plainview, N.Y.) groundball to third allowed the catcher to reach on a fielder's choice as Guglietti snuck home with the Bobcats' second run of the game. Forrest Dwyer (Wakefield, R.I.) then singled to center field to bring Civale home and pull Quinnipiac within two runs, 5-3. Olson retired Jesse Ullrich (Orange, Conn.) and Brian Ruditys (Boothwyn, Pa.) to end the inning.
Quinnipiac is back in action this weekend when it faces Sacred Heart for a four-game Northeast Conference series. The first game of the four-game set will be played at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field on Friday, April 27. The last three games of the series – a doubleheader on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. and a single, nine-inning game on Sunday, April 29 at 1 p.m. – will be played at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.