Quinnipiac swept by Monmouth in Sunday doubleheader


Photo: Liz Flynn

Zack Hochberg and Christiaan McCray

Game 1 Recap: Zack Hochberg:

The Quinnipiac baseball team dropped both games of Sunday’s doubleheader against Monmouth, dropping three of four against the Hawks to open the season.

The Hawks took a close game one, 5-3, followed by an 11-7 game two victory in which they never trailed.

In the first game, Arthur Correira only allowed one earned run over six innings while striking out nine batters, but the Bobcats ultimately lost the game after Gabriel Romano surrendered three runs in the seventh inning.

Quinnipiac’s Andre Marrero picked up two hits and an RBI while Ian Ostberg and Michael Kohn were responsible for bringing in the other two runs.

For Monmouth, Alex Barker earned the win, allowing two earned runs on seven hits over six innings while striking out four Quinnipiac batters.

Monmouth’s offense was quiet for most of the game before exploding for three runs in the seventh inning.

Lorenzo Repack scored on a wild pitch before James Harmstead drove in both Harry Padden and Johnny Zega to give Monmouth the lead for good.

Game 2 Recap: Christiaan McCraay


Though the beautiful sun and socially-distanced spectators came out this Sunday, the Bobcats were not able to come up with a win in their second game in a doubleheader with the Monmouth Hawks, losing 11-7.

Monmouth came out the gate guns-blazing by gaining an early 6-0 lead through four-and-a-half innings which included a three-run homer from sophomore designated hitter Alex Barker and an  RBI triple from senior left fielder, Jalen Jenkins.

However, the Bobcats kept hope and continued to fight back with a big rally in the fourth inning where they scored four runs. Graduate student shortstop Dylan Lutz had the biggest hit of the inning with a two-run single he punched through the right side.

The Hawks’ bats cooled down thanks to the performance from graduate student pitcher Dakota Herman, who only allowed two earned runs in four innings pitched and struck out five in order to keep the Bobcats in the game.

Nevertheless, Quinnipiac kept pursuing the elusive comeback with a couple of big homers from graduate student left fielder Evan Vulgamore, whose long drive came in the eighth inning, and senior catcher Colten Bender, whose blast came in the ninth inning.

Though the homers were big for the Bobcats’ pursuit, it was not enough for the win. With the team now on a three-game skid, they will look forward to breaking this slump against Rider away from home this Saturday.