Monthly Archives: March 2009

Softball, baseball live on sports stream

By Andrew Fletcher

The Quinnipiac Bobcats softball team is traveling to Fairleigh Dickinson to play a doubleheader at 3 p.m.  Justin Cohen will have all the action live on our softball sports stream.

Meanwhile, the baseball team is taking on Fairfield at 3 p.m. in Hamden.  Corey Hersch, Tom Butto and Andrew Gau will have that call on our baseball sports stream.

WQAQ Athlete of the Week: Katie Allendorfer

By Tyler Chaput

This week’s WQAQ Athlete of the Week is Katie Allendorfer, junior co-captain of the Quinnipiac softball team.  With the help of two home runs, Allendorfer drove in a team-high five RBIs in a 7-3 victory over Holy Cross in the Stony Brook Invitational last weekend.

Her first RBI came in the first inning on a single down the left field line.  In her second at-bat, Allendorfer put one over the fence to give the Bobcats a 3-0 lead.

Allendorfer came to the plate once more in the fifth.  She would also send this one out of the yard, except this time with two runners on giving her RBIs three, four and five on the day.

The catcher’s presence was also felt on the field when she snapped a throw down to third, picking off Mandy Correale to end the game.

Gloor shines and Bobcats rally late in 4-1 win

By Mike Radomski

(HAMDEN, Conn.) – Quinnipiac starter Chris Gloor pitched eight innings, and the Bobcats scored three runs in the eighth inning for a 4-1 win over the Binghamton Bearcats.

Gloor followed his complete game performance last week against Holy Cross with another eight innings, where he only allowed one run.

The senior left-hander struck out 10 hitters and did not issue a walk in his second win of the season.

“He has worked hard all year long,” said Quinnipiac head coach Dan Gooley. “He was very economical with his pitches, managed the game exceptionally well and had outstanding command of his breaking ball.”

Gloor started off with a 1-2-3 first inning as he battled in a pitchers’ duel with Binghamton starter Jeff Dennis. The Bobcats would threaten in the first inning, but Dennis was able to work out of a jam as he matched Gooley throughout the game.

Quinnipiac scored first with a solo home run from Mike Marmo in the fourth inning. The first home run of the season for the Bobcats’ catcher went over the left-center field fence to put Quinnipiac ahead 1-0.

Gloor retired 10 straight at one point as he continued to cruise in front of the scouts at the Bobcats baseball field.

“It seems like I’m putting the pieces to the puzzle together now,” Gloor said. “The object is to just keep getting stronger. I had control and I kept pounding the zone.”

After retiring 15 of 16 hitters, Gloor ran into some trouble in the sixth. With one out, C.J. Lukaszewski hit a bloop single to center field that he stretched into a double as no one covered second base. Gloor ran out to apply the tag, but the Bearcats catcher slide in safely.

The Bobcats’ starter then balked, moving Lukaszewski to third, where he would score the tying run on a single from Jim Calderone in the sixth inning.

With the score now tied at one, Dennis continued to pitch effectively, only allowing three hits and working his way around two errors. Dennis pitched seven innings and left with a no-decision. Dennis finished after stranding two runners in his last inning of work.

Gloor stranded a runner in the seventh and eighth innings respectively, as Binghamton head coach Tim Sinicki turned the ball over to reliever Morgan Smith for the bottom half of the eighth.

Smith started the inning with a strikeout of Mickey Amanti but ran into trouble as the next five hitters reached base. With two runners on and one out, Gooley called upon Jeff Carino to pinch hit for Bobak Emamian. Carino blooped a pinch-hit RBI single to center field, scoring Marmo and putting Quinnipiac ahead 2-1.

“Carino got a clutch base hit, something we haven’t really had this year,” Gooley said.

Sophomore Joe Poletsky followed with a fly ball to right-center field that fell in for a two-run triple as Poletsky hustled all the way around to third. Quinnipiac extended the lead to three runs as Gloor exited the game with a 4-1 lead.

Mike Oskandy entered in the ninth and struck out two hitters to earn his first save of the season.

Binghamton’s record drops to 6-8 in 2009 and the Bearcats will continue the America East/NEC Challenge by playing a doubleheader tomorrow at Central Connecticut State beginning at one.

Quinnipiac improves to 4-12 on the season and will host the Vermont Catamounts tomorrow for a doubleheader beginning at noon. The game can be heard live on the Bobcat Sports Network presented by WQAQ.

Notes: Brian Monack singled in the eighth inning to extend his hitting streak to seven games. … Marmo finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a home run and an RBI. His home run gave Quinnipiac the 1-0 lead, and his run in the eightn inning proved to be the winning run. … The 10 strikeouts from Gloor mark the second time this season that the left-hander has struck out at least 10 in a game. In his last start against Holy Cross, Gloor went a complete game nine innings while striking out 13. … Binghamton outfielder Henry Dunn left the game in the bottom of the fourth. He injured his hamstring running to first base and was removed in the bottom of the fourth inning. … Kyle Klee and Lukaszewski both collected two hits in the game for the Bearcats.

Click here to view the box score from this game.

Baseball live on sports stream

By Andrew Fletcher

The Quinnipiac Bobcats baseball team is taking on the Binghamton Bearcats today at 3 p.m. in Hamden.

Mike Radomski, Aaron Tanguay and Glenn Taylor will have the action live on our baseball sports stream at 2:50.

Bobcats finish 21st at season-opening GWU Invitational

By Jeremy Schilling

The Quinnipiac University Bobcats golf team began its final season at the George Washington Invitational March 20 and 21 with a 21st place finish. Held at the Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course in Bethany Beach, Del., the Bobcats shot a 36-hole team score of 678. The team victor was the University of Rhode Island who shot a combined score of 601. They were followed by Longwood University, the University of Pennsylvania, Skidmore College and the University of Delaware to round out the top five.

Individually, the Bobcats were led by Jayson Loranger, who shot a 36-hole score of 168 for a 72nd place finish. They were followed by captain Ian O’Connor with a 168, Ryan Reynolds who shot 169, Ben Cook who finished with a 172, and Ryerson Stinson who finished with a 181. They all chased Justin Martinson of Delaware, who shot a 145 to win the individual tournament.

Quinnipiac returns to action March 28 and 29 when they participate in the Monmouth University Hawk Invitational in Littlestown, Pa.

Softball doubleheader live on sports stream

By Andrew Fletcher

The Quinnipiac Bobcats softball team is playing at doublehead at Fordham today beginning at 3 p.m.

Mike Radomski will have the action live on the softball sports stream.

Men’s lacrosse ends skid, routs Detroit Mercy

By Corey Hersch

It’s been rough sledding for the Quinnipiac Bobcats men’s lacrosse team of late.  After winning their first game against Wagner 15-4, the Bobcats went on the road, losing all four games on its trip.  They returned home and lost to Air Force, then went back on the road and fell to Providence.  Sunday, though, Quinnipiac made the five-game skid a thing of the past.

Going up against The University of Detroit Mercy Titans, it was all Bobcats for the entire game.  Quinnipiac opened up the contest by scoring the first nine goals.  By the time Michael Schumaker scored for Titans with 0:55 remaining in the second quarter, the game was already in hand.  When the final buzzer sounded, it was 15-4 Bobcats.  With the win, the Bobcats improve to 2-5 on the season, while the Titans fell to 0-7.

Kevin Kelly opened up the scoring for the Bobcats, scoring two goals in the first two minutes of the game.  The second was a beautiful goal where he cut across the field to the left of the goal and unleashed a shot from behind his head to beat goalie Vince Diana.

Ted Dimond, a sophomore attacker, led the way for the Bobcats, scoring three goals and adding two assists.  His first assist was a great tic-tac pass from the left side of the net to find a wide open Garrett Kerr for the score.  All told, 11 different players saw their shots hit the back of the net for the Quinnipiac.

The Bobcats had a 57-38 edge in ground balls, a statistic that had been stressed throughout practices this week.

“Statistics have been that we’ve lost most games in the ground ball category,” Dimond said.  “Usually when you end up with the most ground balls, you end up winning the game.”

The Bobcats will now begin conference play in the Great Western Lacrosse League, starting with a matchup against Ohio State on March 28.  Bobcats head coach Eric Fekete knows that this conference is not one to be taken lightly.

“The GWLL was the best league in the country last year, with Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Denver all going to the NCAA tournament out of our playoffs,” Fekete said.  “ So, I think the goal has always been from there to make it a two game situation [in the GWLL playoffs].”
Dimond also noted how important it was to come out on top in the GWLL this year, with Quinnipiac joining the NEC for men’s lacrosse next year.

“It would be awesome to go out and win the last tournament,” Dimond said.  “It would be great just for Quinnipiac and for everybody on our team.”