Bobcats Split Doubleheader Against Mount St. Mary's
The Quinnipiac University baseball team split a Northeast Conference doubleheader at Mount St. Mary's, winning the first game, 3-2, before dropping the night-cap, 2-0. Quinnipiac goes to 8-10 overall and 3-4 in the NEC while Mount improves to 6-15 overall and 2-5 in league play.
In the first game, Mount took an early lead with runs in the second and third innings to jump out in front, 2-0. In the fourth Mike Palladino (Rockville Center, N.Y.) led the inning off with a single. After Vin Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) popped out to third base, Migani and Scott Donaghue (Marlboro, N.J.) walked to load the bases before Nic Civale's (East Windsor, Conn.) fly ball to left was deep enough to score Palladino.
Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Quinnipiac scored twice to take a 3-2 lead, which would stand as the final. In the sixth, Guglietti singled before Migani extended his hitting streak in his final at-bat of the game. Donaghue then singled through the right side of the infield to score Guglietti with the game-tying run before Civale belted another sacrifice fly that scored Migani with the go-ahead run.
Gary Binkiewicz (Scotch Plains, N.J.) came on in relief in the seventh, converting his fourth save in as many opportunities. Binkiewicz walked one, and struck-out one, while holding Mount St. Mary's scoreless. Spencer Kane (Wolcott, Conn.) picked up the win after giving up two runs –one earned – on five hits while striking out six over six innings pitched.
In the second game, Quinnipiac managed just three hits in the game, as Guglietti, Donaghue and Palmer all had hits. Nick Fabrizio (Peabody, Mass.) took a tough loss after holding Mount St. Mary's to two runs on two hits while striking out four. Fabrizio gave up a run in the first and proceeded to retire the next 13 batters he faced. A lead-off double in the top of the seventh also resulted in a Mount run.
Quinnipiac and Mount conclude their NEC series with a nine-inning game at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 30.