March 25, 2011
Softball Hosts Doubleheaders Against Harvard, Manhattan This Weekend
Harvard University (9-9)
Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 1:00 p.m. (DH)
Field - Hamden, Conn.
Quinnipiac University (13-11) vs.
Manhattan College (6-11)
Sunday, March 27,
2011 - 12:00 p.m. (DH)
Softball Field - Hamden, Conn.
Home Sweet Home
The Quinnipiac University softball team (13-11) hosts its
first home games of the 2011 season against Harvard University
(9-9) and Manhattan College (6-11) this weekend. The Bobcats play
in a doubleheader against the Crimson on Saturday, March 26
starting at 1 p.m., followed by a pair of games against the Jaspers
on Sunday, March 27 beginning at noon. All games will be played at
the Quinnipiac Softball Field in Hamden, Conn.
Follow Your Bobcats Live
Live stats and audio for this weekend's games will be available by
clicking on the appropriate links on the official website of
Harvard enters Saturday's doubleheader at 9-9 on the year.
In their most recent outing, the Crimson lost to Bryant University,
6-3, in an away contest on March 24. Prior to its most recent loss,
Harvard posted a 2-1 win against Boston University on March 22. The
Crimson have participated in the San Diego Classic II Tournament,
the UCR Tournament, and Florida Atlantic Tournament this season.
Senior infielder Ellen Macadam leads Harvard with a .429 batting
average, 27 hits and 15 runs scored this year. She's also driven in
seven runs this year and hit three homeruns. Freshman Crimson
freshman Kasey Lange leads the team in RBI (13) and has hit a
team-high seven doubles. Junior Rachel Brown has won seven games
for Harvard this year and holds a 1.77 ERA. Brown averages 11.97
strikeouts per game, while classmate Julia Moore has struck out
10.50 batters per game in two appearances for the Crimson.
Against The Crimson
Saturday's first game
marks the eighth meeting between Quinnipiac and Harvard. The
Crimson lead the all-time series, 5-2. Last year, the Bobcats
defeated the Harvard, 3-2, on March 27 in Hamden, Conn., picking up
their first win against the Crimson since 2006.
The Jaspers will take
on Lafayette in a set of games on Saturday, March 26 before
traveling to Quinnipiac on Sunday. Manhattan currently holds a 6-11
overall mark after going 3-2 in its most recent outings at the
Seton Hall Pirate Classic last weekend. The team picked up two wins
over Lafayette, while falling to Seton Hall. The Jaspers also split
two games against Sacred Heart of the Northeast Conference.
Manhattan is led by Kate Bowen, who posts a 3.57 batting average
with 15 hits, seven runs and six RBI on the year. Senior Nicole
Michel has contributed 11 hits this season and a team-high seven
RBI, while outfielders Jen Keller and Monica Evangelista have each
scored seven runs. Senior pitcher Ericka Sullivan has won a
team-high three games for the Jaspers, while freshman Kate Bowen
holds the team's best ERA (1.35). In addition, senior Ashley
Rampino has struck out 16 batters from the circle this year.
All-Time Against The Jaspers
Quinnipiac holds an all-time record of 4-2 with Manhattan. The
Bobcats split two games against the Jaspers in their most recent
match-ups in March of 2005 in Miami, Fla. Quinnipiac is undefeated
against Manhattan at home, 2-0.
an overall record of 9-7 in its last 16 games played at the
University of South Florida in Clearwater, Fla. The Bobcats also
put up a 7-6 win against the Netherlands National Team in an
exhibition game played at USF on March, 13. Quinnipiac went 4-1 at
The Game Tournament last weekend, also picking up a 2-1 win against
Boston University on March 13.
Quinnipiac came back to defeat Buffalo, 7-6, in 11 innings
in its most recent match-up at the USF The Game Tournament on March
20. Quinnipiac junior Christy
Cabrera tripled to right field, driving in senior Joelle
Jacobsen and herself for the game-winning run in the bottom of
Duffy pitched her first complete game at the USF The Game
Tournament in the Bobcats' 6-0 win over Winthrop. Duffy picked up
her first win of the season as she struck out 13 batters and only
allowed two hits in seven innings. She also hit Quinnipiac's only
homerun at the tournament in the team's 4-1 loss to Florida Gulf
Schwartzburg was named Akadema/Northeast Conference Pitcher of
the Week, for the second time this year, on March 21. The
right-handed pitcher picked up the NEC weekly accolade after
posting a 3-1 record for the Bobcats last week. Currently,
Schwartzburg leads Quinnipiac with a 7-5 overall record and a 1.40
Quinnipiac second baseman Jacqueline
Ristow leads the Bobcats with a .325 batting average and 25
hits on the year. Christy
Cabrera has picked up 13 RBI, while sophomore Lauren
Salgado has scored a team-high 13 runs for the Bobcats.
Senior captain Joelle
Jacobsen leads the Bobcats with 157 putouts this season, while
Heiberger has recorded 117 putouts. Sophomore third baseman Bridget
Figmic has compiled 50 assists on the year.
Quinnipiac returns to action when it plays a doubleheader
at the University of Connecticut on Thursday, March 24 starting at
3:00 p.m. Both games will be held at the UConn Softball