Free live video will be available for the Bobcats' doubleheader against Notre Dame on Saturday, Apr. 20 at Frank Eck Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Proceeds from the afternoon's twinbill will benefit the Pete Frates #3 Fund to "Strikeout ALS".
Following batting practice on Saturday, the Bobcats and head coach Dan "Skip" Gooley met with John Frates, the father of Pete Frates, a former captain at Boston College who was diagnosed with ALS - better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.Frates is a former teammate of assistant coach John Delaney's brother, Jason. On Saturday, The Bobcats will wear ALS t-shirts during batting practice and ALS hats during the games.
Follow The 'Cats On The Web
Live stats and live video will be available for the Bobcats' series at Notre Dame, accessible by clicking on the appropriate links at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Fans can also visit the Official YouTube page of Notre Dame Athletics, YouTube.com/NotreDameAthletics, to access free live video.
Scouting The Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame is currently 19-15 overall, including a 7-3 record at home. The Fighting Irish opened the season with eight wins in their first nine games. ND won eight of its next 13 games, but has posted a 4-9 record since. To date, the Irish have lost six straight. Eric Jagielo leads ND in average (.374), hits (43), doubles (8), home runs (8) and RBI (30), as well as slugging percentage (.652), on-base percentage (.500) an walks (21). Ryan Bull is hitting .308 (40-130) with 16 RBI and 14 runs scored while Trey Mancini has connected for four home runs and drove in 30 runs while hitting .298 (37-124). On the moun, Adam Norton is 7-1 with 2.08 ERA with a team-leading 39 strikeouts in 65 innings pitched. Nick McCarty has appeared in 17 games to date, posting a 4-3 record with a 4.03 ERA.
Last Time Out
Scott Donaghue homered twice, including the second of back-to-back home runs with captain Chris Migani, but the Quinnipiac baseball team lost to Hartford, 8-5, in a non-conference match-up at the QU Baseball Field on Tuesday, Apr. 16.
Donaghue Showing Some Power
Scott Donaghue's two-homer game in a 8-5 loss to Hartford on Tuesday, Apr. 16 was the first at Quinnipiac since Chris Migani did it against Wagner on Apr. 21, 2011. Donaghue hit his first of the year in the fourth inning – a three-run shot to left-center field. In the eighth inning of the game, Donaghue and Migani hit consecutive long-balls.
Looking Back...WAY Back
It was the first time since Apr. 6, 2007 that Quinnipiac hit back-to-back home runs in a game. On that date, Peter Kummerfeldt and Wilson Matos connected to lead-off the fourth inning before Randy Gress and Jeff Mainetti went back-to-back in the sixth in a 15-1 win against Fairleigh Dickinson.
The Weekend Rotation
Quinnipiac senior Derek Lamacchia (3-4, 1.51 ERA) will take the mound on Friday while Nick Fabrizio (2-4, 4.81 ERA) will take the mound on Saturday. Spencer Kane (2-2, 4.58) will get the start on Sunday against the Irish.