Mayer propels Bobcats to victory
by Mike Radomski
April 3, 2007
HAMDEN – The Quinnipiac University Bobcats defeated the Hartford Hawks on Sunday afternoon 11-1.
Bobcat starter Andy Mayer pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Bobcats to victory. The QU sophomore only surrendered four hits and one walk in the Bobcats 6th victory of the season.
“He’s done the same thing he’s done all year long,” said Quinnipiac manager Dan Gooley, “He gets ahead of a lot of hitters with first pitch strikes and keeps a low pitch count.”
Mayer threw 78 pitches and lowered his earned run average to a team low 0.35. The opposing hitters are hitting only .196 against the Quinnipiac ace.
“I was focusing on my changeup,” said Mayer, “and it was keeping hitters off balance. I was jamming kids, they were popping up, and we were playing great defense.”
Quinnipiac was also on at the plate. The Hartford Hawks struggled mightily on the mound walking thirteen Bobcats, and plunking three, giving the Bobcats ample opportunities to score.
Quinnipiac clawed to an early lead in the 2nd inning, as Hartford starter Chris Greiner walked home a run.
The phenomenal pitching of Mayer and a seven-run seventh inning contributed to the Bobcats 11-1 victory. Wilson Matos went 2 for 3 with a home run, two RBIs, and three runs scored as the Bobcats improve to 6-6-1 on the season as theUniversity of Hartford Hawks drop to 3-15.
The Bobcats are back in action on Wednesday when they play at Yale. Then, Quinnipiac starts their NEC play with four games in three days at FDU beginning on Thursday at 3 PM.