The Quinnipiac baseball team lost both games to Long Island University, 5-1 and 10-9, in a doubleheader on Sunday. The two wins completed a series sweep of the Bobcats, who dropped to sixth place in the Northeast Conference.
Joe Poletsky became the 14th player in Quinnipiac baseball history to reach the 100 RBI mark with a sacrifice fly in the second game of the doubleheader.
Two Bobcats had big games in the series finale — Chris Migani went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored and Kyle Nisson went 3-for-4 with two RBIs — but the Blackbirds (20-13, 12-4 NEC) rallied in the eighth to finish off the Bobcats.
The Bobcats (13-19, 9-11) scored three runs in the first inning to start the second game. Ben Farina’s single and Zak Palmer reached on an error to set up Migani’s double, driving in both runners. Migani later scored on Poletsky’s sacrifice fly.
LIU battled back scoring two runs in the bottom of the first and then scored another two in the fourth giving the Blackbirds a 4-3 lead.
The score changed four times throughout the game, with the Bobcats taking a 9-8 lead in the top of the eighth inning with RBI singles from Migani and Nisson during a two-out rally.
The three-run inning was not enough for the Bobcats, as LIU scored the winning two runs in the bottom of the inning and shut down the Bobcats in the ninth.
Quinnipiac sophomore pitcher George Dummar allowed seven runs, Spencer Kane let up one run in relief, and Ryan Walsh gave up two.
In the first game, LIU put themselves ahead, scoring three runs in the first inning. Palmer drove in the sole run for the Bobcats with an RBI double in the second.
The Blackbirds added another run in the third and fourth inning, and cruised to a 5-1 victory.
The Bobcats will return to conference play when they host Wagner in a four-game series this weekend.