April 14, 2014

QU Baseball's Match-Up Against Hartford To Be Played On Tuesday, Apr. 22

University of Hartford Hawks (18-13, 5-1 America East)
at Quinnipiac University Bobcats (12-16, 7-3 MAAC)
QU Baseball Field - West Hartford, Conn. 

The Quinnipiac University's non-conference game against Hartford, scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 3 p.m., has been moved to Tuesday, Apr. 22 at 3 p.m. at the QU Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn. Bobcat fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for additional schedule changes over the next week due to inclement weather and playing conditions, as well as the latest news scores and highlights.

Quinnipiac is currently 12-16 overall including a 7-3 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play, while Hartford is currently 18-13 overall. The two teams faced each other last week with the Bobcats taking a 10-4 decision in West Hartford, Conn. Quinnipiac will host St. Peter's for a three-game MAAC series on Saturday, Apr. 19 for a doubleheader at 12 p.m. and Sunday, Apr. 20 for a single, nine-inning game at 12 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT AGAINST IONA

Quinnipiac is coming off a series sweep against Iona in which they outscored the Gales 11-1 over the course of the three games. The Bobcats are winners of six straight and are playing solid all-around baseball.

PROJECTED LINE-UP
1. Mike Palladino - CF/SO | .232 (19-82) | one triple, one homer, four doubles, and 12 RS.
2. Matthew Batten - SS/FR | .232 (26-112) | One triple, four doubles, nine RBI, and 16 RS
3. Lou Iannotti – 1B/SO | .235 (24-102) | Four doubles, two triples, 12 RS, and nine RBI
4. Vincent Guglietti - DH/JR | .340 (35-103) | .495 SLG, eight doubles, two HR, 22 RBI, and 21 RS
5. Scott Donaghue – 3B/JR | .228 (18-79) | four doubles, one HR, 11 RS, and nine RBI
6. Rob Pescitelli- LF/ SO |.207 (12-58)  | four triples, one homer, nine RBI, and nine RS.
7. Ryan Nelson - 2B/SO | .227 (22-97) | seven doubles, one HR, and 13 RBI
8. Matthew Oestreicher - C/FR | .156 (7-45) | two doubles, two RBI, and four RS.
9. Mike Blumenthal - RF/SR | .250 (19-76) | three doubles, seven RBI, and five RS

PROJECTED STARTER VS. HARTFORD
Junior Matthew Lorenzetti (Marlboro, N.J.) - 1-1, 5.47 ERA, and 15 SO in 26 1/3 innings pitched.  Lorenzetti threw six solid innings allowing three runs in picking up the first win of his career last week against Hartford. Lorenzetti will look to duplicate that effort as he draws the Hawks again this week.     

STREAKING
Quinnipiac is on a six-game winning streak in which they have outscored their opponents 31-12 during the streak.

LIGHTS OUT
The Bobcats pitching staff has been dominant on this winning streak. No opponent has scored more than four runs during the six-game winning streak. Quinnipiac pitching allowed only one run this past weekend against Iona in three games. Over the last 13 games the pitching staff has posted a 2.55 ERA with Matt DeRosa, Matthew Osieja, and Thomas Jankins all posting an ERA under 1.    

TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
The Quinnipiac defense has been outstanding during the streak. They have gone 32 consecutive innings without making an error.

LUCKY NUMBER 13

STEADY GUGLIETTI
Junior Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn) had another big weekend going 5-12 with four RBI. For the year, Guglietti leads the team in average (.340), hits (35), runs scored (21), doubles (8), home runs (2), RBI (22), total bases (51), slugging percentage (.495), walks (14) and on-base percentage (.425).

PESKY PESCITELLI
Sophomore Rob Pescitelli (West Islip, N.Y.) had a big weekend against Iona going 5-for-9 with an RBI. 

ON DECK
Quinnipiac will travel to New Rochelle, N.Y. this weekend to take on Iona in a three-game MAAC series starting on Saturday April 12th with a doubleheader at 12 and 3.  The Series will conclude on Sunday April 13th at 1.  

QU ATHLETIC SCHEDULES
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