October 17, 2011

Baseball Falls To Southern Connecticut, 2-1 In 12 Innings, In City Series Consolation Game

The Quinnipiac University baseball team lost to Southern Connecticut State, 2-1, in a 12-inning game at Yale Field. The Bobcats and Owls met in the consolation game of the 41st annual City Series.

Nick Fabrizio (Peabody, Mass.) spun six innings of scoreless, one-hit baseball, while striking out five Southern Connecticut batters. Fabrizio was dominant, allowing just three Owls' baserunners in five innings of work, at one point retiring 13 straight.

Quinnipiac took a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning of the game when Kevin O'Connell (Glastonbury, Conn.) scored on an RBI-single to center field by Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.). In the seventh, Neil Mammele (Madison, Conn.) walked the first batter he faced, who was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, before giving up an RBI-single to T.J. Shea as SCSU tied the game.

Matthew Siciliano (Ardmore, Pa.) came on in relief, slamming the door on SCSU, to the tune of no runs on three hits over 4 2/3 innings pitched. Siciliano struck out six including the side in the bottom of the ninth. 

Southern Connecticut won the game in the bottom of the 12th inning with a bases loaded sacrifice flyball to center field.