Baseball Falls To Brown, 12-6
HAMDEN,Conn. - The Quinnipiac University baseball team lost to Brown, 12-6, in a non-conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 3-18 overall while Brown improves to 5-15 on the season. Quinnipiac sophomore Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.) was 3-for-5 in the game with a two-run homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning while junior Mickey Amanti (Waterford, Conn.) recorded his 100th career hit.
Brown scored in their first at-bats, an unearned run charged to Quinnipiac starter Derek Lamacchia (Whitestone, N.Y.). Lamacchia had a forgettable out in his first career start as the Bears tagged the first-year hurler for eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits over 2 2/3. Brown scored seven runs in the third inning, knocking Lamacchia from the game in favor of sophomore Neil Mammele (Madison, Conn.). Mammele pitched the Bobcats out of the third inning before pitching two solid innings of relief. The lone hit off Mammele went for a homerun that bounced off the top of the wall in right-center field.
At the plate, Migani's 3-for-5 day snapped a six-game skid that saw Migani marred in a 2-for-22 slump heading into the game against Brown. Migani finished the day with his fifth career homerun, and just the third homerun this season by Quinnipiac. Migani scored twice and drove in two runs. Amanti became the 54th player in Quinnipiac history and the 26th in the Bobcats' Division I history to record 100 career hits. Amanti is the third Quinnipiac player to reach the 100-hit mark, and the fourth active player, joining Ben Farina (Waterford, Conn.), who recorded his 100th hit last season, as well as Brian Monack (Branford, Conn.) and Joe Poletsky (Riverside, Conn.).
Poletsky was 2-for-5 for the day with a pair of RBI's while Farina also had a pair of hits and two runs scored. Andrew Rinaldi (East Rockaway, N.Y.) spun 2 1/3 innings of scoreless ball, giving up two hits.
Brown had three homeruns in the game. Graham Tyler, Mark Colantonio and Pete Greskoff all connected for a long-ball, with Greskoff coming off of Quinnipiac freshman Kevin Castodio (Pawcatuck, Conn.). Tyler was 3-for-5 with four RBI, while Greskoff also drove in four runs. Colantonio scored three times while Josh Feit was 3-for-5 for the day. Matt Boylan improved to 1-2 on the season after giving up one run on three hits over five innings pitched. Boylan struck out five and walked six. Heath Mayo picked up his first save of the year after pitching the final four innings in relief.
Quinnipiac returns to action on Wednesday, April 7 when it travels to Hanover, N.H. to take on Dartmouth in a non-conference game at 3 p.m. The Bobcats return home on Saturday, April 10 when they host Fairfield at 1 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field. The Bobcats head to Fairfield on Sunday to take on the Stags at 1 p.m. at Alumni Baseball Field in Fairfield, Conn.