March 2, 2012

Baseball Splits Doubleheader Against Fordham; Lose First Game, 3-2, Win Second Game, 2-0

Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score
Season Stats
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The Quinnipiac University baseball team received outstanding performances from junior starting pitchers Derek Lamacchia (Whitestone, N.Y.) and George Dummar (Branford, Conn.), splitting a doubleheader against Fordham at Houlihan Park in Bronx, N.Y. on Friday afternoon. The Bobcats dropped the first game, 3-2, before taking the second contest, 2-0. Quinnipiac moves to 1-1 on the season, while Fordham stands at 3-6.

With the victory, Quinnipiac baseball coach Dan "Skip" Gooley recorded his 497th career win and 396th at Quinnipiac.

In the first game, Lamacchia held the Rams hitless over six innings of work, striking out 13 Rams in the process. Lamacchia struck out the side in the 1st, 5th, and 6th innings.

The Bobcats broke a scoreless deadlock with a pair of runs in the 8th inning. Sophomore Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.) plated the game's first run, scoring on a wild pitch. Later in the inning, sophomore Mike Blumenthal (Dix Hills, N.Y.) came home on a passed ball, giving the Bobcats a 2-0 advantage.

In the bottom half of the inning, Fordham tallied three two-out runs, capped off by a game-winning RBI single by Ryan Lee off losing pitcher Matthew Siciliano (Ardmore, Pa.). With the loss, Siciliano falls to 0-1 on the season. Chris Pike recorded the win for the Rams, moving to 1-0 on the season. Rich Anastasi recorded his first save of 2012 in the victory.

Dummar went the distance for the Bobcats in the second game, surrendering two hits to Fordham. Dummar retired the first six batters of the game on 16 pitches, and moved to 1-0 on the season with the win.

Two Bobcats recorded their first career RBI to lead the Bobcats offense. Junior Forrest Dwyer (Wakefield, R.I.) drove in freshman Scott Donaghue (Marlboro, N.J.) in the second inning for the game's first run. In the third inning, freshman Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) plated Blumenthal on a sacrifice fly to give the Bobcats a 2-0 advantage that would stand for the remainder of the contest.

Jordan Grangard went the distance for Fordham, surrendering two runs on three hits. Grangard fell to 0-2 in the defeat.

The Bobcats return to action tomorrow, when Quinnipiac takes on Hofstra in a doubleheader at Fordham. The first pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m.