Baseball To Host Doubleheader Against Saint Peter's on Tuesday
Feb. 25, 2013
Bronx, N.Y. - After taking one of three games from Michigan and weather for this coming weekend's trip to Wichita State not looking good, the Fordham baseball team will play a home doubleheader on Tuesday, February 26th at Houlihan Park, beginning at 2:00 PM. The Rams will take on Saint Peter's, who have already had four cancellations due to weather.
The doubleheader will feature two seven-inning games, both of which will be broadcast on WFUVSports.org.
Offensively, Matt Speckmann is batting .625, collecting five hits in eight at bats, two of which are doubles. He and Nicholas Henriquez each have three RBI to lead the team.
On the hill, Zack Hopf and Matthew Yuhas have each started a game for the Peacocks with Yuhas recording the lone win of the season. He struck out eight in five innings of work, surrendering just one earned run.
This is the first match-up between Fordham and Saint Peter's since a 16-2 win by Fordham in 1997.
OPENING SALVO: The 2013 season began with the Fordham Rams playing a three-game set against the Michigan Wolverines at the New York Mets Training Complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Rams dropped the first two games, but won the finale by a 14-11 score.
No batter was hotter than sophomore Matthew Cianci, as he hit .583, collecting seven hits in 12 at bats, and having a .643 on-base percentage. Mike Mauri also had a solid weekend, hitting .400 (4-10) with a double and four RBI, while the freshmen duo of Ian Edmiston and Charles Galiano totaled six RBI for the weekend.
UPCOMING GAMES: The Rams will travel to Wichita State for their next series, March 1-3, before returning home to Houlihan Park on March 5th for a game against Wagner.