April 6, 2011
Softball Plays At Fairfield On Thursday At 3:30 PM
(19-14, 3-1 NEC) at
Fairfield University (13-13, 1-1 MAAC)
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 3:30 p.m.
Softball Field - Fairfield, Conn.
On The Road Again
The Quinnipiac University softball team (19-14, 3-1 NEC)
travels to play Fairfield (13-13, 1-1 MAAC) on Thursday, April 7 at
3:30 p.m. Quinnipiac enters the game after winning three-of-four
contests in its opening weekend of Northeast Conference play. The
Bobcats split a doubleheader with Mount St. Mary's on Saturday,
April 2 and swept Monmouth in a twinbill on Sunday, April 3. In the
Stags most recent outings, they defeated Rhode Island in a two-game
series on Sunday.
Follow Your Bobcats Live
Live stats for Thursday's contest will be available by clicking on
the appropriate links on the official website of Quinnipiac
Fairfield enters Thursday's non-conference game with a
13-13 mark on the year and at 1-1 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference. The Stags opened conference play on April 2, when they
split a doubleheader with Iona College. Fairfield won, 3-0, in game
one and lost, 3-1, in the second match-up. The Stags are led b
Lauren Liseth who currently bats .350 and has contributed a
team-high 18 hits and 20 runs scored. Liseth also leads Fairfield
in slugging percentage (.663). Kristina Lingo leads the Stags in
RBI (22), while Kristen Filicia has the team's highest on base
percentage (.447). Sarah Minice has earned a 5-5 overall record,
with one save, and posts a team-high 2.06 ERA. Minice has appeared
in 13 games for the Stags, striking out 63 batters across 71.1
Against The Stags
Quinnipiac holds an all-time record of 6-4 with Fairfield dating
back to 2003. Last season, the Bobcats went 1-2 with the Stags.
Quinnipiac won, 4-3, on March 20, and lost in two contests later in
Last weekend, Quinnipiac improved to 3-1 in the NEC after
it split a doubleheader with Mount St. Mary's and swept Monmouth in
two contests. On April 2, the Bobcats dropped its first NEC game of
2011 to the Mount, 11-6. Quinnipiac came back to take a 6-2 victory
over the Mountaineers later that day. On April 3, the Bobcats
shutout Monmouth, 2-0, in game one and picked up a 4-1 win against
the Hawks in the second game of a doubleheader.
Seven Scored At Storrs
The Bobcats defeated Connecticut, 7-3, on March 31. Quinnipiac's
Cabrera and Jacqueline
Ristow each went 2-for-5, while Bridget
Figmic and Lauren
Salgado each went 2-for-4. The Bobcats had six different
players score against the Huskies, while seven Bobcats each
contributed a hit. Heather
Schwartzburg picked up her ninth win of the year as she pitched
six innings for Quinnipiac. Junior pitcher Mina
Duffy appeared in one inning for the Bobcats.
As of April 5, the
Bobcats led the NEC in pitching. Quinnipiac pitchers have recorded
a combined 2.50 ERA across 32 games. The team also leads the
conference in strike outs, with 235 on the year. Junior Heather
Schwartzburg leads the Bobcats' pitching with a 12-6 overall
record, a 1.56 ERA and 159 strike outs in 125.2 innings.
Schwartzburg picked up her third Akadema/NEC Pitcher of the
Week title of the year on April 4. The right-handed junior led the
Bobcats to four wins last week, including their first three
conference victories of the season. Schwartzburg struck out 22
batters across 24 innings. She only allowed 12 hits and three runs
as she maintained a 0.88 ERA and improved her 2011 record to
Ristow continues to lead the Bobcats, as she's started in all
33 games for Quinnipiac and holds a .306 batting average. The
junior infielder has contributed a team-high 33 hits this season,
while classmate Christy
Cabrera and freshman Jordan
Paolucci have each driven in 16 Quinnipiac runs. Paolucci has
contributed 23 hits and a team-high 21 runs scored. She's also hit
a team-high six homeruns and picked up a .584 slugging percentage
and a .476 on base percentage.
Quinnipiac third baseman Bridget
Figmic leads the Bobcats with seven doubles on the year. The
sophomore has also contributed 23 hits, 13 runs scored and 13 RBI
across 31 games.
Home Run Heroes
Paolucci leads the Bobcats with six home runs this season. Last
weekend, the Bobcats' Jacqueline
Ristow and Alex
Alba each hit their first homer of 2011. In addition, Mina
Jacobsen and Ashley
Heiberger have each hit one home run on the year.
Strong At The Plate
Every Bobcat that appeared in each of the team's last five games,
posted a batting average of at least .300. Three of which, recorded
a batting average of at least .400, including Bridget
Cabrera and Jordan
Paolucci. The Bobcats out hit their opponents, 44-23, in last
week's five contests, and combined for a .333 batting average.
The Bobcats went 2-2
in its first home games of the 2011 season. On Saturday, March 26,
Quinnipiac dropped two games to Harvard University, 8-0 and 7-4.
The Bobcats came back to sweep Manhattan in a doubleheader on
Sunday, March 27. Quinnipiac won, 5-2, in game one and collected a
10-9 victory over the Jaspers in the second outing of the day.
Quinnipiac returns to action when it plays back-to-back
NEC doubleheaders against Wagner and Bryant on April 9 and April
10, respectively. The Bobcats will face the Wagner Seahawks on
Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Wagner Softball Field in Staten Island,
N.Y. The team will then take on the Bryant Bulldogs on Sunday at
noon at the Bryant Softball Complex in Smithfield, R.I.