Baseball Heads To Hanover, N.H. For Non-Conference Match-up At Dartmouth
The Quinnipiac University baseball team will travel to Hanover, N.H. on Wednesday, Apr. 24 for a non-conference match-up against Dartmouth at Red Rolfe Stadium at 3 p.m. The Bobcats enter the match-up at 10-24 overall while Dartmouth is currently 26-7 on the season.
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Scouting The Dartmouth Big Green
Dartmouth hosts the Bobcats with a record of 26-7 overall, which includes an 11-5 mark in Ivy League play. The Big Green, winners of eight of 11 games at Red Rolfe Stadium this season, have won nine of its last 10 games overall, which includes five-straight wins on their home field. The Big Green are hitting .307 (339-1105) as a team and feature seven players hitting over .300. Of those seven players, six have started at least 30 of Dartmouth's 32 games, while the seventh has started 26. Right fielder Jeff Keller leads the team with a .393 (44-112) average and also boasts team-highs in runs (33), doubles (20), triples (4), home runs (4), slugging percentage (.750), walks (18), on-base percentage (.485) and steals (6). Keller also has a team-high 14 multiple-hit games and 34 RBI on the season. Ennis Coble checks in at .328 (40-122) with two home runs, 20 RBI and 26 runs scored, as well as six stolen bases. Nick Lombardi leads the team in home runs (4) and RBI (37) while batting .322 (37-115) with 11 doubles and 21 runs scored.
The Last Time They Played
Quinnipiac fell to Dartmouth, 9-4, in the Bobcats home opener on Apr. 3. Quinnipiac sophomore Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a runs scored while Brian Ruditys (Boothwyn, Pa.) was 2-for-5 with a RBI. It was Ruditys' second multiple-hit game in his last three outings. Ruditys, Guglietti and Scott Donaghue (Marlboro, N.J.) are tied for the team-lead with six multiple-hit games for the year. Dale Long (Saratong Springs, N.Y.) and Steffen Herter (Amherst, Mass.) also had two hits apiece while Herter scored twice.
The Bobcats are coming off a tough weekend in which they lost all three games of a weekend series at previously nationally-ranked Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Scott Donaghue led the team with a .462 (6-13) average for the weekend. Donaghue opened the series with a 4-for-5 day that featured two doubles, two RBI and a run scored.
Donaghue currently carries a five-game hitting streak in which he is batting .393 (9-23) with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI, all team-highs in that stretch.
The Big Hurt
Bobcats' sophomore first baseman Vincent Guglietti currently carries a team-best six game hitting streak in which in he is hitting .360 (9-25). An All-NEC Second Team pick as a freshman in 2012, Guglietti also leads the team with 11 multiple-hit games. Guglietti also leads the team with a .375 average (12-32) with runners in scoring position and also has a team-best seven, two-out RBI.