University (0-9) vs.
Michigan State University (1-11)
Friday, March 13, 2009 - 2:15 PM (Doubleheader)
Fluor Field at West End Stadium - Greenville, S.C.
The Quinnipiac University baseball team will face Michigan State University in a doubleheader played at Flour Field at West End Stadium in Greenville, S.C. The two games were originally scheduled to be played on Friday and Saturday, but because of potential inclement weather, Saturday's game was moved to Friday, March 13 as part of a twin-bill set for a 2:15 p.m. start. Quinnipiac enters the game searching for their first win of the season after opening the year at 0-9. Michigan State has lost 10 straight games and stands at 1-11.
Bryn Doyle, from Manchester, N.H., has posted a .300 or better average in the last two seasons with Quinnipiac, but early on in 2009, he is showcasing some power numbers. In his last three games, Doyle has two homeruns, including a grandslam yesterday in a loss to the College of Charleston. Doyle Currently leads Quinnipiac in homeruns (2), RBI (7) and slugging percentage (.515). He's also second on the team with 10 hits in 33 at-bats (.303) and runs (5).
Ben Farina hit his first homerun of the season in a 10-4 loss to Duke on Wednesday night. Farina currently leads Quinnipiac in hits (11) and doubles (3).
Bobak Emamian, who was used sparingly over the last two seasons as a back-up catcher has stepped into the starting left field spot for Quinnipiac. Emamian has put up solid offensive numbers thus far, hitting .313 (10-32) with two doubles, three RBI and a team-best six runs scored. Emamian also leads the team in walks (5) and on-base percentage (.421).