Baseball Hosts Mount St. Mary's For Northeast Conference Series This Weekend
Quinnipiac Bobcats (3-26, 2-14 NEC) vs. Mount St. Mary's (11-24, 4-12 NEC)
Friday, April 13 - 3 PM (9-Inning Game)
Saturday, April 14 - 1 PM (2, 7-Inning Games)
Sunday, April 15 - 1 PM (9-Inning Game)
Quinnipiac Baseball Field
Bobcats Host The Mount
The Quinnipiac baseball team will resume Northeast Conference play this weekend when it hosts Mount St. Mary's for a four-game series on April 13-15. The Bobcats will play a nine-inning game on Friday, April 13 at 3 p.m. followed by a pair of seven-inning games on Saturday, April 14, before concluding its four-game set against the Mount on Sunday, April 15 with a nine-inning game at 1 p.m.
Live audio and live stats will be made available at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Bobcat fans can access the live content by clicking on the appropriate links on the daily schedule.
Going For 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 face Mount St. Mary's this weekend.
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 (474) 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|
|Mike Quitko||Men's & Women's Tennis||481||21^|
|Burt Kahn||Men's Basketball||459||30|
|Dan Gooley||Baseball||499 (398 @ Quinnipiac)||27 (22 @ Quinnipiac)^|
|Rand Pecknold||Men's Ice Hockey||337||18^|
|Tricia Fabbri||Women's Basketball||243||17^|
Scouting The Mount
Mount St. Mary's comes to Hamden this weekend with an overall record of 11-24 including an NEC mark of 4-12. Mount St. Mary's has split its last two NEC weekends against LIU Brooklyn and Wagner and are 5-5 in its last 10 games, including a 6-3 non-conference win against Maryland Eastern Shore on March 28 and a 5-3 loss to Georgetown on April 10. The Mount is led by a trio of 40-hit sluggers, all hitting at a plus-.300 clip. Mark Quaranta leads the team with a .362 (46-127) average, as well as 25 runs scored and a .520 slugging percentage. Quaranta has also homered four times, and driven in 25 runs. Josh Winter is hitting .318 (42-132) with four home runs and a team-high 32 runs batted in. Michael Foster checks in at .309 (42-136) with a home run and 14 RBI. On the mound, Karl Lamont has started a team-high seven games, compiling a team-leading 4.47 ERA with a 1-4 record. Thomas Williams is 2-2 with a 5.09 ERA while Nick Riley is 1-3 with two saves. Brady Feigl (1-2, 3.42) and Chris Del Vecchio (2-1, 9.00) have also earned weekend starts, while Dan Horner leads the team with four saves.
Probable Pitching Match-ups
Saturday, April 14 (Game 1)
Saturday, April 14 (Game 2)
Sunday, April 15
The Bobcats In The National Rankings
Gabe Guerino (Milford, Conn.) currently ranks as the "Toughest to Strikeout" in NCAA Division I baseball. The senior first baseman has struck-out once in 77 at-bats. Senior catcher Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) ranks 11th in the same category with four strikeouts in 99 at-bats. Derek Lamacchia (Whitestone, N.Y.) also ranks 59th out of 250 student-athletes in strikeouts per nine-innings pitched with a 9.77 average. Spencer Kane (Wolcott, Conn.) also ranks 10th nationally with three complete games.
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac lost a pair of non-conference match-ups this week, dropping a 12-7 decision to UConn on Monday, April 9 and a 8-6 loss to Rhode Island on Tuesday, April 10. Against UConn, freshman Scott Donaghue (Marlboro, N.J.) came a triple short of the cycle in a 3-for-4 showing that included a double and a two-run home run, his first of his career. Vin Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) also homered in the game. Kyle Nisson (Wallinford, Conn.) was also 3-for-5 with two RBI in the game.
Last weekend agaisnt Monmouth, senior co-captain Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) batted a team-high .400 (6-15) with a RBI while also slugging .400 and posting a .400 on-base percentage. In the first game of the Bobcats' four-game series against Monmouth, Nisson was 3-for-5 before following that performance with a 1-for-3 and 2-for-3 showing in a pair of seven-inning games on April 6, extending his team-leading hit streak to six games, which ended with an 0-for-4 day on April 7. For the year, Nisson is hitting a team-high .299 (32-107) with four doubles, nine RBI and 10 runs scored, while striking out just four times this season. Behind the dish, he has committed just two errors in 134 chances for a .985 fielding percentage. Nisson has also thrown-out six runners through 29 games.
Dominant Out Of The 'Pen
Senior Matthew Siciliano (Ardmore, Pa.) worked six innings in relief on Saturday, April 7 against Monmouth, surrendering one unearned run on five hits while striking out two. For the year, Siciliano has allowed just five runs – four earned – on 14 hits while striking out 13 in 17 innings in relief while posting a 2.12 earned-run-average.
Next Up For The Bobcats
Quinnipiac will head to the University of Hartford for a non-conference match-up on Tuesday, April 17 before hosting Bryant for a four-game NEC series on April 20-23.