Baseball At Mount St. Mary's For Final Two Games Of NEC SeriesThe Quinnipiac University baseball team will resume its four-game, Northeast Conference series against Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Md. on Saturday, March 26. The Bobcats and the Mount take the field at 12 p.m.for a seven-inning game with a nine-inning game to follow. Quinnipiac won the first two games of the series on Friday, March 25, 7-4 and 4-1.The Bobcats are now 5-1 in the Northeast Conference while the Mount stands at 2-4.
In the twin-bill sweep, Ben Farina (Waterford, Conn.) became the seventh player in Quinnipiac history to record 200 career hits with a 2-for-8 day. Farina also drove in three runs in the two games. Farina now sits in seventh place all-time at 200, just behind Steve Kulpa '93 and John Delaney '208 at 201. Wilson Matos '07 is in third place with 211 hits while Ryan Rizzo '07 is in second with 238. Current Bobcats assistant coach Tim Binkoski '07 holds the record with 245.
Mike Bartlett (Orange, Conn.), Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.), Joe Poletsky (Riverside, Conn.) and Mickey Amanti (Waterford, Conn.) all had three hits in Friday's doubleheader, while Bartlett and Poletsky each drove in three runs. Derek Lamaccia (Whitestone, N.Y.) improved to 3-1 after holding the Mount to a run on four hits for the complete game win. Kyle Birdsall (Milford, Conn.) improved to 2-0 on the season after scattering four runs on six hits over six innings pitched. Andrew Rinaldi (East Rockaway, N.Y.) spun three innings of hitless, scoreless baseball while striking out three for his second save of the season.
Quinnipiac resumes play this week when they travel to Yale Field in New Haven, Conn. for a non-conference match-up against Yale on Wednesday, March 30 at 3 p.m. The Bobcats then host Sacred Heart next weekend for their home-opener on Friday, April 1 for a nine-inning game at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field at 3 p.m. They will then play a pair of seven-inning games on Saturday, April 2 at 12 p.m. with the final game, a nine-inning match-up, set for Sunday, April 3 at 1 p.m.