Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Yale Field - New Haven, Conn. - 3:30 p.m.
Quinnipiac will travel a few exits down I-95 for its match-up against Yale University at historic Yale Field in New Haven, Conn. on Wednesday, March 30. The Bobcats and Bulldogs hit the field at 3:30 p.m. Quinnipiac has won four straight, and seven of its last eight games, and stand at 11-6 on the year. Yale has also won four straight games and currently hold a record of 9-8 for the year.
Live statistics are available for the Bobcats' game against Yale at Yale Field.
Quinnipiac, at 11-6 overall, are off their best start in the program's Division I history while their 7-1 NEC mark is their best start to conference play since the 2006 season. The Bobcats best NEC schedule start all-time was in 2004 when they won their first six conference games before finishing the NEC slate at 16-4.
First Place Bobcats
Northeast Conference first-place Quinnipiac is currently off to their best overall (11-6) and NEC (7-1) start in program history after sweep a four-game series at Mount St. Mary's this weekend. Quinnipiac has won seven of their last eight games, including a seven-game winning streak against NEC teams.
England Collegiate Baseball Association Poll
The Quinnipiac University baseball team, winners of seven of their last eight games, were ranked fourth, tied with Boston College with 15 points, in the first New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association Division I poll of the 2011 season. Quinnipiac is currently 11-6 overall and 7-1 in the Northeast Conference.
Divisions I, II & III College Baseball Coaches Polls
(Conducted by New England College Baseball Coaches, First Place Votes in parentheses, followed by record and points received.)
1. UConn (1) 10-10-1 30 pts
2. Dartmouth (4) 9-4 27 pts
3. URI (2) 10-10 21 pts
4. Boston College (1) 10-11 15 pts
Quinnipiac 11-6 15 pts
6. Holy Cross 10-10-1 8 pts
Also Receiving Votes: Bryant
Ben Farina (Waterford, Conn.) became the seventh player in Quinnipiac history to reach the 200-hit mark with a pair of hits against Mount St. Mary's in a doubleheader sweep on Friday.
Among The All-Time Greats
Farina now sits in tie for fourth place all-time at 201, matching Steve Kulpa '93 and John Delaney '208. 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. Farina is second on the team in hits (20), RBI (11) and runs scored (10)l while leading the team with six stolen bases.
Mickey Amanti (Waterford, Conn.) led the team with nine hits this week. For the season, Amanti leads the Bobcats in average (..370), hits (27), runs (14).
Captain Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.) is hitting .304 (17-56) with team-highs in runs scored (14), doubles (6), RBI (14), slugging percentage (.464), walks (12) and is second in on-base percentage (.447).
Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) hit .500 (7-14) for the week, while also posting a team-high .571 slugging percentage and a .529 on-base percentage. For the year, Nisson is hitting .353 (18-51) and also has a team-high .460 on-base percentage...Against the NEC, Quinnipiac starting pitchers are 7-0 with a 1.83 ERA.
Mike Bartlett (Orange, Conn.) hit .357 (5-14) against the Mount this past weekend, while also driving in four runs. Bartlett drew a team-high five walks while also posting a .500 on-base percentage. For the year, Bartlett is hitting .328 (19-58) nine RBI and a .429 on-base percentage.
Respect The Streak
Anthony Cinelli (Wall, N.J.) spun seven innings of shutout ball against Mount in the fourth game of the Bobcats four-game set this past weekend. Cinelli has now pitched 15 straight innings without allowing an earned run to bring his ERA to 0.43 in 21 innings pitched this season. At 3-0 overall, Cinelli has won both of his NEC starts this season. Of his 19 hits he's allowed this season, only three have gone for extra-base hits.
Derek Lamaccia (Whitestone, N.Y.) improved to 3-1 on the season, while lowering his ERA to 1.08, after holding Mount St. Mary's to one run in a seven-inning complete game on Saturday. In 25 innings pitched this season, Lamaccia has held the opposition to 20 hits while walking eight and striking out 18.
Andrew Rinaldi (East Rockaway, N.Y.) had a big outing on Saturday, March 26 against the Mount. Rinaldi entered the game with the bases loaded and Quinnipiac clinging to a 3-2 lead. Rinaldi grabbed a screaming line drive back to the mound for the first out, and then induced a ground ball to Amanti who turned the double play. Rinaldi saved two games this weekend. In his first appearance, Rinaldi pitched three innings of no-hit, scoreless baseball while striking out three. For the year, Rinaldi has a team-best three saves as well as a 1.64 earned-run average. All three saves have come in his last three appearances.