March 14, 2010

Baseball Finishes Southern Trip With 10-0 Loss To William & Mary

The Quinnipiac University baseball team lost to William & Mary, 10-0, in the final game of their 2010 southern trip. The Bobcats opened the season at 0-9 and return home searching for their first win of the season. William & Mary improves to 9-5. The Bobcats also resumed a suspended game from Friday afternoon. They lost that game as well, 10-3.

Ben Farina (Waterford, Conn.) was 2-for-4 for the Bobcats, who managed just four hits in the game. Brian Monack (Branford, Conn.) took the loss for Quinnipiac after allowing eight runs on four hits over four innings pitched. Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) and Mickey Amanti (Waterford, Conn.) each collected a hit for the Bobcats in the loss.

Farina finishes the season-opening trip to North Carolina and Virgina as the team's hit-leader. The junior outfielder batted a team-high .361 (13-36) while leading the team in hits (13), runs scored (4) and doubles (2). Farina was one of four players to reach double-digits in hits through Quinnipiac's first nine games. Joe Poletsky (Riverside, Conn.) and Monack each tallied 11 hits, while Monack blasted a homerun in his first at-bat of the season and drove in a team-high six runs. Poletsky was tied for the team-lead with four runs after nine games. Freshman Ray Buckley (Fairfield, Conn.) kicked-off his collegiate career with three hits in his first 10 at-bats, while also driving in three runs.

On the mound, Neil Mammele held the opposition without an earned run in two appearances while freshman Derek Lamacchia has scattered five hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched, while giving up three runs (two earned), in three appearances for a 2.70 earned-run average. Classmate Spencer Kane has also appeared in three games, posting a 3.60 ERA in five innings of work.

Quinnipiac returns to action on Thursday, March 18 when they travel to Farfield, Conn. to take on Farifield University in a non-conference, intra-state match-up at Fairfield's Alumni Baseball Field at 3:30 p.m. The Bobcats then travel to Worcester, Mass. on Saturday, March 20 to take on Holy Cross before hosting the Crusaders on Sunday, March 21 in the Bobcats' home-opener.