MAAC Tournament Play On Thursday, May 22 Suspended; Bobcats To Play On Friday, May 23 At 11 AM
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- Highlights and Interviews From Quinnipiac's 4-0 Win Against Monmouth
Dense fog in Lakewood, N.J. has postponed Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament play on Thursday, May 22. Quinnipiac was scheduled to face the winner of the elimination game between Monmouth and Manhattan on Thursday night. That game, currently tied at 6-6 in the 10th inning, will be completed on Friday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. The Bobcats will face the winner of that game approximately 30 minutes after its completion.
Possibility of inclement weather on May 22-24 may further alter the tournament schedules. Bobcat fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for up-to-the-minute schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights.
Live audio of the game is available for Thursday's game, featuring QBSN's Jon Alba with the play-by-play and Morey Hershgordon with the color commentary. Live video is available courtest of MAAC.tv while Live Stats are also available.
Quinnipiac won its first game of the tournament, defeating Monmouth, 4-0, behind a gutsy performance from freshman Thomas Jankins (West Brookfield, Mass.). Jankins held the Hawks scoreless over eight innings, allowing eight hits, while striking out two batters. Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) was 3-for-4 with a RBI while Rob Pescitelli (West Islip, N.Y.), Ryan Nelson (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Mike Blumenthal (Dix Hills, N.Y.) were all 2-for-4 with Pescitelli and Nelson driving in runs. Lou Iannotti(North Haven, Conn.) also had an RBI and a run scored.
In the Quinnipiac's second game, the Bobcats were dealt a 10-1 loss at the hands of top-seeded Canisius. Matthew Batten (Shelton, Conn.) collected three hits in the loss. Batten became just the second freshman in Quinnipiac's Division I history to total 50 hits in his first season. Batten's 50 hits for the year are the second most for a freshman in Quinnipiac history after Ben Farina's 63 hits in 2008.Freshman southpaw reliever Matthew Osieja (Wyckoff, N.J.) appeared in his 24th game of the season – the most in a single season for a Quinnipiac pitcher in program history.
A loss in tonight's game would end the Bobcats's season. Quinnipiac is currently 18-30 overall. The 2014 season will be the last for long-time Bobcats' head coach Dan Gooley,who will retire following this season. Gooley coached at Quinnipiac from 1977 to 1987 before leaving to coach at the University of Hartford in 1988. Gooley coached at Hartford through the 1992 season before leaving college baseball to oversee Major League Baseball operations for the Starter Corporation, based out of New Haven, Conn. Gooley returned to Quinnipiac in 2002. For his career, he has 531 career wins - the most of all Quinnipiac coaches in University history. 430 of those wins came over 24 years as Quinnipiac's head coach, including 235 at the NCAA Division I level.