Quinnipiac baseball swept by Wagner

Bryan Lipiner

Even Vincent Guglietti’s best game of the season wasn’t enough to push Quinnipiac over the hump.

Despite the sophomore’s four hits and three RBI, Quinnipiac fell to Wagner, 10-9, in the final contest of a four-game set. The Bobcats losing streak has been extended to 17 games in the process.

“We scored nine runs, that’s a pretty good offensive performance on day four,” Quinnipiac head coach Dan Gooley said. “He [Guglietti] attacks left-center field. When he’s in that hitting groove, he hits a lot of line drives or a lot of long fly balls.”

Steffen Herter went 3 for 5 on the day, with an RBI to his credit. Ryan Nelson went 2 for 4, chiming in with 2 RBI’s.

Quinnipiac climbed back from two deficits on the afternoon, the first of which came after being down 5-1 in the third. The Bobcats then responded by rattling off a two-run third followed by a three-run fourth to retake the lead.

“We play hard every single day,” Gooley said. “It’s all about getting good, solid, frontline pitching. You get behind a little bit; we never quit. We stayed right after it and we battled back.”

Down 9-7 in the later half of the game, Quinnipiac slowly chipped away at the Seahawks lead, finally tying Wagner in the bottom of the eighth. Chris Migani reached base after a walk, later advancing to second following a wild pitch. Guglietti then singled Migani to third, while Scott Donaghue scored Migani via a fielder’s choice.

Wagner later added the game-winning run in the ninth. After a Shaun Flynn double, Ben Ruta grabbed his second base hit of the game, giving the Seahawks the 10-9 advantage.

“It’s part of the game,” Gooley said. “Sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t.”

Quinnipiac aims to snap its losing streak in a non-conference matchup on May 1 against UMass.