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Athlete of the Week: Bryn Doyle

By Tyler Chaput

This week’s WQAQ Athlete of the Week, and final Athlete of the Week for the Spring 2009 semester is Manchester, N.H.’s Bryn Doyle of the Quinnipiac baseball team.

In a 13-10 loss to Boston College on Tuesday, Doyle managed to extend his season-high and team-high hitting streak to 12 games.

Doyle scored three runs while driving in two more in the loss.

In his senior year, Doyle has played in 37 of the 39 games while starting in all 37. Despite the Bobcats’ 13-26 overall record, Doyle has been a consistent leader for Quinnipiac, as he leads the team in hits with 44.

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Bulldogs battle to sweep Bobcats at home

By Mike Radomski

(ATHENS, Ga.) – Georgia trailed for the first time all season, but seven unanswered runs handed the Bulldogs a 7-2 win and a sweep of the Bobcats.

Quinnipiac third baseman Bryn Doyle hit a two-run home run to left field off of Buldogs starter Jason Leaver for the 2-0 lead.

Bobcat starter Mike Oskandy worked into and out of trouble in the second inning, stranding three Bulldog runners and snapping the Georgia streak of 100 innings this season without trailing. No Georgia opponent has led this season against the Bulldogs after a full inning until this afternoon.

An RBI single from Rich Poythress in the third inning closed the gap to one, while a fourth inning solo home run from Joey Lewis tied the ballgame at 2.

Leaver left after 3 2/3 innings, but his bullpen continued to hold down the Bobcat bats, only allowing two hits over the final 5 1/3 innings. Jeff Walters relieved Leaver pitching 2 2/3 innings and only allowed one hit while picking up four strikeouts.

Georgia sent nine hitters to the plate in the fifth inning as the Bulldogs took a 6-2 lead. Two errors and three infield singles helped Georgia take the four-run advantage.

Another infield single in the sixth inning, this time from designated hitter Bryce Massanari, extended the lead to 7-2. Massanari and Bobcat first baseman Tyler Turgeon made contact on the play and Massanari left the game for a pinch runner.

Will Harvil pitched a scoreless seventh for the Bulldogs, and Mike Palazzone pitched the final two innings to complete the sweep.

Jeff Walters was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs to earn his first win of the season. The losing pitcher was Oskandy who pitched six innings for the Bobcats, allowing seven earned runs on 11 hits. It is the second loss for Oskandy on the season. Tony Cinelli retired all six batters he faced over the final two innings for Quinnipiac.

Rich Poytress was 4-for-4 with an RBI for the Bulldogs while catcher Mike Marmo went 2-for-4 in the series finale.

Georgia improves to 12-0 on the season while the Quinnipiac Bobcats drop to 0-6. The Bulldogs will host Lemoyne on Tuesday night at 7, while the Bobcats are back in action on Monday night against The Citadel at 6.

Click here to view the box score from this game.

Bobcats lose season opener in walk-off fashion

By Mike Radomski

The first game didn’t go as planned for the Quinnipiac Bobcats in the season opening 11-10 loss at the Maryland Terrapins.

Quinnipiac took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on Bryn Doyle’s RBI single. Bobcats starter Chris Gloor kept the Terrapins off the board until the fourth inning when Mike Murphy took the lefthander deep for a three-run home run.

Maryland would score another three runs in the fourth inning to extend the lead to five runs. Dan Benick scored on a wild pitch, and a Jensen Pupa RBI single would knock Gloor out of the game. The Bobcats lefty pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing six earned runs in the process. Right-hander Joe Duffy relieved Gloor and pitched the rest of the way for Quinnipiac.

In the fifth, the Comeback Kids would start their ascent. Bobak Emamian picked up an RBI single, and two batters later, Joe Poletzky drove home two on an RBI single to bring the Bobcats within two.

Quinnipiac would complete the comeback in the sixth inning with a four-run frame. With back-to-back singles to start the inning, Mickey Amanti would close the gap to one with an RBI single. Doyle walked to load the bases and Emamian drew a four pitch walk to tie the game. Marmo opened up the game with a two-run double as the Bobcats took their second lead of the game.

The Bobcats would hold the 8-6 lead until the seventh inning when Maryland would tie up the score with an RBI double from pitch hitter Curtis Lazar.

In the eighth, the Bobcats would play small ball to move runners over and regain the lead. Doyle drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on an error from reliever Brett Jones. With two runners on and no outs, head coach Dan Gooley called for another bunt that again proved costly for Maryland with back-to-back errors. Reliever Dan Gentzler retired the next two hitters with the bases loaded but wasn’t able to end the inning unscathed. Freshman Chris Migani ripped a two-run double to right field to hand a 10-8 lead back to Duffy.

Pupa closed the difference to one with a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth. Quinnipiac failed to score in the top of the ninth and Duffy would toe the rubber in the bottom half up by just a run.

Tyler Buran led off with a single. Following a sacrifice bunt and a strikeout, A.J. Casario hit a slow roller to third and just legged out an infield single to third. Gooley came out of the Quinnipiac dugout to discuss the call with first base umpire Mitch Mele to no avail. Two pitches later, David Poutier crushed a double to right field, scoring two runs, and winning the game for the Maryland Terrapins 11-10.

In a game filled with offensive attacks and a multitude of comebacks, the Terps found themselves on the winning end in the first game of the three-game series.

Sunday’s game has been canceled for the series as the two teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 11 a.m.

You can hear the games on the WQAQ Sports Stream beginning at 10:55.

Click here to view the box score from this game.