Baseball Holds On For 11-10 Win Against Long Island

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HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac freshman pitcher Alex Russow (Milford, Conn.) entered Sunday's Northeast Conference match-up against Long Island having pitched 14 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings. Russow ran his total to 18 innings for his second win of the season as the Bobcats knocked-off Long Island, 11-10. The win was Quinnipiac's third in four games for the series win as they pull even in the NEC at 6-6. Long Island drops to 6-10 in conference play.

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Russow's line at the end of the day read four runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts over five innings. It was the longest stretch of scoreless innings since Chris Gloor '09 pitched 18 2/3 over three starts in April and May last season. Andrew Rinaldi (East Rockaway, N.Y.) picked up his first career save after pitching the final 3 1/3 innings of the game, allowing two runs on three hits while walking three.

At the plate, Mickey Amanti (Waterford, Conn.) entered Sunday's game with nine hits in 11 at-bats in the series. He was 1-for-3, while also walking and reaching after getting hit by a pitch. Amanti accounted for two of Quinnipiac's runs. The Bobcats had five players with two hits apiece including Brian Monack (Branford, Conn.), Joe Poletsky (Riverside, Conn.), Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.), Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) and Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.). Guerino and Nisson each drove in three runs, while Monack and Poletsky drove in two runs each. Monack, Poletsky and Mike Bartlett (Milford, Conn.) all scored twice in the win.

For Long Island, Tingos, Albert Faz and Chris Kievit all had three hits apiece, while Julian Castro drove in a team-high three runs. Faz and catcher Tyler Jones drove in two runs each, while eight different Blackbirds scored a run for LIU. Chris Franzese took the loss for LIU to drop to 0-3 on the season after allowing six runs on seven hits over the first three innings.

Quinnipiac plated a run in the second inning when Nisson drove home Poletsky with the game's first run. Quinnipiac then pieced together a five-run outburst in the third inning before scored three more times in the fourth. The Bobcats sent all nine batters to the plate in the third, with Monack's two-run single starting the rally. Poletsky, Guerino and Nisson all drove in runs. They scored three times in the fourth, a Poletsky drove in another run and Guerino pushed across two with a single.

The game marked Poletsky's team-best 13th multiple-hit game, while Monack pushes his team-best multiple-RBI games total to eight.

Quinnipiac returns to action on Tuesday, April 20 when they travel to West Hartford, Conn. to take on the University of Hartford in a non-conference match-up set for 3 p.m. The Bobcats will then host Yale on Wednesday , April 21 at 3 p.m. before heading to Central Connecticut State for a four-game, NEC series in New Britain, Conn. from Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25.