Quinnipiac Bobcats (3-13, 2-4 NEC) vs Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (5-11-1, 2-4 NEC)
QU Baseball Field - Hamden, Conn.
Saturday, March 24 (7 Inning) - 1 PM
Saturday, March 24 (9 Inning) - 3 PM
Skip Gooley One Win From 500
With an 11-4 win against Northeast Conference opponent Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday, March 23, Quinnipiac baseball head coach Dan "Skip" Gooley won his 499th career game, and 398th at Quinnipiac. Gooley also won 101 games as the head coach at University of Hartford. Gooley will have a chance to reach the 500-win and 400-win marks when the Bobcats host Fairleigh Dickinson for a doubleheader slated for a 1 p.m. start at Quinnipiac Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn.
Former director of athletics and men's basketball head coach Burt Kahn (459) and current men's and women's tennis head coach Mike Quitko (445) are the only other coaches in Quinnipiac history to reach 400 victories, while Gooley's 499 wins are the most career wins for any Quinnipiac coach. Gooley is currently in his 27th year coaching and 22nd at Quinnipiac. Gooley also won 101 games as University of Hartford's head baseball coach from 1988-1992.
|Coach||Team||Career Wins||Years Coach|
|Burt Kahn||Men's Basketball||445||30|
|Mike Quitko||Men's & Women's Tennis||445||21^|
|Dan Gooley||Baseball||499 (398 @ Quinnipiac)||27 (22 @ Quinnipiac)|
|Rand Pecknold||Men's Ice Hockey||337||18|
|Tricia Fabbri||Women's Basketball||243||17|
Live stats will be available for each game of the Bobcats' series against FDU, courtesy of Quinnipiac Athletics. In addition, live audio of the series will be available from QBSN, a student-operated internet streaming group.
Quinnipiac and Fairleigh Dickinson split their NEC doubleheader on Friday, March 23, with FDU taking the first game, 8-4, before Quinnipiac's offense erupted in an 11-4 win.
Senior Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) drove in five runs in the second game of the doubleheader, as he went 3-for-3 with the Bobcats' first homerun of the 2012 season.
Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.) was 4-for-4 in the first game. Palmer became the first player to record two four-hit games in the same season with a 4-for-4 day since Tim Binkoski in 2007. Palmer also had four hits against William & Mary on March 14.
Freshman Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) was 2-for-3 with two RBI in the first game, before adding two more hits in the second game.
Spencer Kane (Wolcott, Conn.) improved to 2-2 on the season with a win in the second game. Kane's complete game was his second straight of the season, as the fourth-year Bobcat gave up four runs on eight hits in seven innings. Kane gave up an unearned run in the second inning and was then tagged for three more runs after giving up five hits in the inning as FDU tied the game at 4-4. Kane settled in, while the Bobcats erupted for seven runs in their last four at-bats, allowing just three base runners over the final four innings.
Neil Mammele (Madison, Conn.) was inserted into the Bobcats lineup in the second game and was 2-for-4 with an RBI triple.
For FDU, Eric Anderson was 4-for-7 with three doubles and two runs scored whiel Shane Siebler also put together a four-hit twin bill.Riley Moonan was 3-for-6, with two walks while Ryan Kresky and Kyle Weeks each drove in two runs. On the mound, Craig Warner picked up the win in the first game after holding Quinnipiac to four runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 in an 8-4 win.
Saturday's Probable Starters
Saturday, March 23 (Game 1 - 7 Inn.)
QU: RHP George Dummar (1-2, 6.32 ERA, 15.2 IP, 8 K's)
FDU: RHP Brendan Butler (0-2, 7.41 ERA, 17.0 IP, 11 K's)
Saturday, March 23 (Game 2 - 9 Inn.)
QU: RHP Nick Fabrizio (0-2, 7.71 ERA, 11.2 IP, 11 K's)
FDU: RHP Mike Eliasen (2-1, 5.46 ERA, 28.0 IP, 30 K's)
Next Up For The Bobcats
After this weekend's match-up against FDU, Quinnipiac will travel to Fairfield on Tuesday, March 27 before hosting Yale on Wednesday, March 28, with both games slated for a 3 p.m. start. Quinnipiac will travel to New Britain, Conn. to take on Central Connecticut State in a four-game, NEC series on March 30-April 1.