Bobcats Take On St. Peter’s Peacocks in Doubleheader

Kriby Paulson and Matt McAuliffe

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Photo: Emma Robertson

Photo: Emma Robertson

With playoffs in the shadows of the Quinnipiac Baseball’s team season, the games this weekend against the Saint Peter’s Peacocks is a must win. The Bobcats sit 12-23 overall, and 5-8 in conference play. If Quinnipiac is looking to make the playoffs, they need to win as many games as possible and what better team to do it against then against Saint Peter’s.

Saint Peter’s is the last place team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and have struggled in all categories of the game. On offense, the Peacocks are batting .226 as a team. In 20 games they have only scored mere 54 runs. On the pitching side of the ball, the Peacocks have an almost double-digit earned run average. As a team, they have an earned run average of 9.65. The team, as a whole, is simply struggling, but Quinnipiac has had its struggles as well.

The Bobcats season is far from over, though. Even though their conference record isn’t great, if they can sweep all three games against the Peacocks, they will be in decent shape to make the playoffs. After a 13-1 win on Saturday, the team will look to build off that momentum and climb back into playoff contention in the MAAC. Chris Enns had a dominant outing, pitching seven complete innings and only letting up one run. If they can repeat this dominance in the double header, it will put them seventh in the MAAC, and on the verge of making the playoffs. The team finishes conference play with two games against the MAAC champion Fairfield Stags. Winning two games in a row would be huge for this squad.

Something to look out for in the games against Saint Peters is the presence of offense. After a 13-run game and a team that has the worst ERA in the MAAC, offense will be a huge presence. On the other side of the ball, the Bobcats will have to limit errors if they are going to succeed against this last place team. The Bobcats are second to last in errors within their conference. Limiting errors and racking up runs will lead to multiple victories and the hopes of making the playoffs will also be alive. Every team faces a must win situation within their season. This weekend is that must win situation.