By: Michael Radomski
WQAQ Quinnipiac Baseball Beat Writer
March 15, 2007
Ormond Beach (Fla.)- Quinnipiac’s losing streak continued yesterday with a 4-2 loss at the hands of Bethune Cookman.
Pat Egan started for QU and was rocked early in his first start since 2005. The senior, coming off of Tommy John surgery, was tacked for four runs in the first inning. The first six Wildcat hitters reached base safely and BCC cleanup hitter Angel Negron ripped a two run single to push the Wildcat lead to 4 runs.
The Bobcats went scoreless in the first two innings and in the bottom of the second, Coach Gooley made the move to pull Pat Egan. Andy Mayer entered the game for the Bobcats and pitched the rest of the way.
Mayer pitched a splendid seven shutout innings allowing four hits and two walks. Mayer kept QU in the game, and all the Bobcats needed were some runs.
Down 4-0, the Bobcats did not score until the third inning when Randy Gress hit an RBI single. The Bobcats continued to struggle against Wildcat starter Hiram Burgos as the game progressed, and couldn’t score again until the 8th.
In the top half of that inning, the Bobcats would add one more run off Burgos on a Randy Gress home run, but it proved to be the last Bobcat run of the day.
Bethune-Cookman won 4-2 with solid pitching and an early 4-run first inning that set the tone for the rest of the game. With the win, the Wildcats improve to 7-15, while the Bobcats’ record drops to 2-5.
The Bobcats will play this afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers A club at Vero Beach beginning at 1 PM. This exhibition game will end the Bobcats’ stay in the Sunshine State.