Game No. 31: Quinnipiac Bobcats (10-20) vs. Hartford Hawks (10-21)
Date: Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: QU Baseball Field, Mt. Carmel Campus, Hamden, Conn.
The Quinnipiac baseball team will host the University of Hartford on Tuesday, Apr. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac is currently 10-20 overall, including a 5-11 mark in Northeast Conference play.
Scouting The Hartford Hawks
Hartford comes to town on Tuesday with an overall record of 10-21 with a 8-7 record in America East action...The Hawks lost their first 13 games of the season and have since posted a 10-8 record. Hartford saw a five-game winning streak come to an end this weekend with back-to-back losses to Stony Brook...Chris DelDebbio is hitting at a team-best .297 clip, with a team-high 33 hits as well as a team-leading 15 RBI...Ryan Lukach checks with a .280 average (26-93) with a team-high 17 runs scored, 10 doubles and two home runs, as well as nine RBI. Lukach also boasts a Hawks-best .452 slugging percentage as well as a .380 on-base percentage...Brady Sheetz has crossed the plate a team-high 17 times while also driving in 10 runs. Sheetz has also accumulated eight doubles this season.
The Last Time They Met
The last time these two teams faced each other, Quinnipiac lost to Hartford, 11-5, on Apr. 17, 2013. The Bobcats held a 5-4 lead through six innings before Hartford erupted for six runs in the seventh. Forrest Dwyer (Wakefield, R.I.) was 2-for-4 while Nic Civale scored twice. Matthew Lorenzetti held Hartford to three runs - two earned - on five hits over five innings but took the no-decision.
The Bobcats At Home
Through five home dates, Quinnipiac is currently 1-4, with a 4-1 win against Sacred Heart on Apr. 5 standing as its only home win thus far.
Quinnipiac Player Notes
Quinnipiac sophomore Scott Donaghue (Marlboro, N.J.) currently leads the Bobcats in hits (29), doubles (6) and RBI (10).
Senior captain Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.) has collected 27 hits in 29 games, while leading the team in runs scored (18), doubles (6) and walks (12).
Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) has matched Donaghue's 29 hits to date, while also collecting five doubles, one triple, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored.
Brian Ruditys (Boothwyn, Pa.) ranks fourth with 25 hits while also scoring 15 runs and nine RBI.
Quinnipiac senior Derek Lamacchia (White Stone, N.Y.) is 3-4 with a 1.51 ERA as well as a team-leading 39 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings pitched. Lamacchia ranks 43rd out of 250 athletes in NCAA Division I baseball in ERA.
Junior Gary Binkiewicz (Scotch Plains, N.J.) has been the Bobcats top reliever this year, logging a team-leading 18 2/3 innings out of the bullpen. Binkiewicz is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA with a team-best four saves.