May 21, 2014

QU Baseball's Vincent Guglietti and Justin Thomas Named To College Sports Madness MAAC All-Conference Second Team

Quinnipiac baseball's Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) and Justin Thomas (Enfield, Conn.) were named to College Sports Madness' 2014 MAAC All-Conference Second Team, as announced on Wednesday, May 21. 

Guglietti was previously named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Second Team and the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Assocation Second Team. Thomas' honor is the first of his career. 

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.

Thomas followed a solid freshman season with a brilliant sophomore campaign in 2014. The second-year Bobcat led all Quinnipiac starters with a 3.51 ERA while also posting a team-best two complete games. In 66 2/3 innings, Thomas held the opposition to a Bobcats' staff best .199 batting average. In 12 starts, Thomas allowed more than three earned runs just once. In seven MAAC starts, he was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA. Thomas started the year with one a high note when he held Norfolk State scoreless on two hits over six innings before taking a no-decision in a 5-4 loss. He then went and held Tennessee two two runs - only one of which was earned - while scattering six hits over eight innings. He also took a no-decision in a 2-1 loss to Iona after he held the Gaels to one run on 5 1/3. His first victory of the year came against Saint Peter's when he held the Peacocks to two runs on seven hits in a complete game win.