Quinnipiac Baseball’s Vincent Guglietti and Mike Palladino Named To All-MAAC Second Team; Nine Named To All-Academic Team
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Quinnipiac baseball junior Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) and sophomore Mike Palladino (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Second Team, as announced as the MAAC Awards Show on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J.
In addition to Guglietti and Palladino's all-conference selection, nine Bobcats were also named to the 2014 Baseball All-Academic Team. Including on that list were Nic Civle (East Windsor, Conn.), Scott Donaghue (Marlboro, N.J.), Lou Iannotti (North Haven, Conn.), Dale Long (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), Matthew Lorenzetti (Marlboro, N.J.), Rob Pescitelli (West Islip, N.Y.), Joe Scaglione (Wyckoff, N.J.) and Ryan Verdi (Wallingford, Conn.).
Guglietti was named the All-MAAC Second Team First Baseman after an incredible season in which he led the Bobcats in most offensive categories. In his third year, Guglietti led Quinnipiac in average (.341), runs scored (29), hits (59), doubles (13), home runs (5), RBI (36), slugging percentage (.514), multiple-hit games (16), multiple-RBI games (11), average against right-handed pitching (.386), average with runners on base (.400), average with runners in scoring position (.407), average with two outs (.446), two-out hits (29) and two-out RBI (19). In addition, he was named the MAAC Player of the Week on Apr. 8 and also the Quinnipiac Athletics Athlete of the Month for April. Guglietti previously earned all-conference honors when he was named to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team as a freshman in 2012.
Palladino secured the every-day center field and lead-off batter job in his second season with the Bobcats in 2014. For the year, Palladino is hitting .234 (36-148) with 11 doubles, 22 runs scored, 13 RBI and 14 walks, He ranks third in the Bobcats line-up in extra-base hits with 13 on the strength of 11 doubles, one triple and one home run. He also ranks third in runs scored, and third in on-base percentage (.351). Palladino also hit a team-best .397 (25-63) when leading off an inning. In 20 MAAC games, Palladino hit .257 (18-70) with a team-high eight doubles, while also totaling 13 runs scored and eight RBI.
Quinnipiac opens MAAC Baseball Championship play on Wednesday, May 21 when it faces Monmouth at 3:30 p.m. at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.