Bobcats Face Akron At Chanticleer Classic In Myrtle Beach This Weekend

Game #8: Quinnipiac Bobcats (4-4) vs Akron University Zips (1-13)
Dates: Mar. 15 & 16
Time: 12:00 PM (3/15)/11:00 AM (3/16)
Location: Field at Pelicans Ballpark • Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Live Stats: GoCCUSports.com
Complete Game Notes In PDF Format

SPRING BREAK
The Bobcats wrap-up their trip against Akron on Mar. 15-16 at Coastal Carolina's Chanticleer Classic at the Field at Pelican's Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

BOBCATS PROJECTED LINEUP

       

Line-Up

2013 Highlights (Bold: team high)

1. Brian Ruditys, LF

So., 8 GP-8GS/.242 (8-33)/2 RBI/3 RS/2-3 SB-ATT

2. Nic Civale, 2B

Jr.,7-7/.250 (7-28)/4 2B/4 RS/3-3 SB-ATT

3. Chris Migani, 3B

Sr.,8-8/.233 (7-30)/5 RS/2 2B

 

4. Vincent Guglietti, 1B

So., 8-8/.333 (11-33)/2 2B/3 RBI/3 RS

5. Zak Palmer, DH

Jr., 6-6/.333 (7-21)/5 RBI/4 RS/

 

6. Scott Donaghue, SS

So., 8-8/.333 (10-30)/3 RBI/2 2B/.400 SLG%/.364 OB%

7. Mike Blumenthal, LF

Jr., 6-6/.174 (4-23)/5 RBI/1 3B/2-3 SB-ATT

8. Tom Donovan, C

Jr., 7-7/.130 (3-23)/1 RBI/2 RS

 

9. Steffen Herter, CF

Fr., 6-6/.200 (4-20)/2 RBI/4-4 SB-ATT

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Live stats and video will be available for the Bobcats' two-game series against Akron at the Chanticleer Classic, accessible by clicking on the appropriate links at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, QuinnipiacBobcats.com. All multimedia applications are provided courtesy of GoCCUSports.Com 

Scouting The Akron Zips
Akron comes into the Chanticleer Classic with an overall record of 1-13 in the 2013 season. UA recently played a midweek, two-game series against The Citadel, which resulted in two losses for Akron. The Zips lost by a score of 7-1 on Tuesday and 9-3 on Wednesday. Sophomore Matt LaRocca has excelled at the plate over the past week in games against USC Upstate and The Citadel. In a span of five games, LaRocca has totaled eight hits, five RBI, two home runs, and three runs scored. The native of Stony Brook, N.Y., has pushed his team-leading batting average to .317, and now also leads the Zips in home runs (two), RBI (six), and slugging percentage (.488). LaRocca is currently riding a three-game hit streak. The Zips' top three batting average leaders - following LaRocca at .317 - are Devan Ahart (.269), Joey Havrilak (.256), and Brady Stewart (.255). Ahart is also in the top three for Akron in hits, doubles, RBI and walks. Sophomore Andrew Fanning gave up his first run out the bullpen this season at Citadel. Fanning allowed his first earned run of the season on Wednesday, when he tossed 1.1 innings pitched with one strikeout. So far this season, Fanning has pitched 11.1 innings with three strikeouts and 10 hits allowed. The native of Cheyenne, Wyo., has the fourth-most innings logged on the Zips pitching staff. (Courtesy of GoZips.com)

CAUTION: Dangerous When Hot
Senior captain Chris Migano (Orange, Conn.) opened the season with two hits in his first 15 at-bats over the Bobcats' first four games. Since then, Migani is hitting .429 (6-14) with four runs scored in four games.

Great Scott!
Sophomore shortstop Scott Donaghue checks-in with a team-best .333 (10-30) as well as a team-best .400 slugging percentage and a .364 on-base percentage. Donaghue attacked Richmond, hitting .583 (7-12) in the three-game set.

Young Gun
Freshman Justin Thomas made a memorable Bobcat debut. The 6-foot southpaw from Enfield, Conn. spun five innings of scoreless baseball against nationally-ranked No. 8 NC State. NC State entered the game with 75 runs scored in the first five innings through its first 16 games before Thomas became the first pitcher to not give up a run to the Wolfpack in a start.

And Another One
Freshman Gary Binkiewicz (Scotch Plains, N.J.) has also made a considerable impressions in his first two appearances as a Bobcat. The 6-2 right-handed reliever has converted the first two saves of his career, and currently leads the team in the category.

On The Hill
Nick Fabrizio improved to 2-0 on the season after holding Richmond to two runs in five innings pitched while scattering six hits. For the year, Fabrizio also carries a 3.46 ERA.

Earning His Keep
Senior hurler Derek Lamacchia took the hard luck loss in a 2-1 decision to Richmond on Saturday. Lamacchia gave up two unearned runs while striking out a season-high 10 batters in the loss. For the year, Lamacchia is 1-1 with a 0.00 ERA in 15 innings pitched. He also has 12 strikeouts to five walks while opposing batters are hitting at a .143 clip.