Baseball Hosts Hofstra for Sunday Twinbill
March 4, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. - The Fordham baseball team continues its opening homestand on Sunday, when the Rams host Hofstra for a doubleheader at Houlihan Park. The Rams hold a 45-22 record all-time against Hofstra, but have not met since 2008. Fordham and Hofstra will also meet later this season on April 18th.
SCOUTING HOFSTRA: The Pride are 3-6 this season, after sweeping a doubleheader from Quinnipiac on Saturday, 9-0 and 6-0.
Leading the offense, Danny Poma is hitting .421 with five doubles and 11 RBI, while Dalton Rouleau is hitting .406 with 10 runs scored and eight stolen bases. Jared Hammer and Matt Ford have also gotten out to a hot start as both are hitting .394 on the season.
On the hill, expect John Tiedemann and Jared Rogers to get the starts on Sunday. Tiedemann is 0-1 in two starts with an 8.53 ERA in 6.1 innings, while Rogers is 0-2 in two starts with a 7.45 ERA in 9.2 innings.
WE"RE GOIN' STREAKIN': Junior Ryan Lee had a career-high 12-game hit streak snapped on Friday... Transfer Zach Small has had an immediate impact at the plate for the Rams, hitting .333 with two doubles, a home run, and three RBI in his first seven games as a Ram... Mike Mauri has six RBI over the first nine games of the season. Prior to this year, he had three career RBI... Senior Daniel Munday has a solid opening to 2012, posting a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings of work, which includes throwing a career-long 8.2 innings against Fairfield with a career-high eight strikeouts... Despite taking two losses, junior Joseph Charest has also pitched well, setting career-long pitching efforts in each of his first two games to go with a 3.29 ERA and seven strikeouts in 13.2 innings.
CONNECTIN' ON THE LONG BALL: A rare occurrence took place during the Rams' home opening game against Fairfield.
Through the entire 2011 season, Fordham managed to hit just one home run at home all season long, which came off the bat of Ryan Lee against St. Bonaventure.
Against Fairfield, the Rams doubled that total, as both Ryan Maghini and David Judisky went deep in a 5-3 win over the Stags. For Maghini, it was his second of the season, while being the first career home run for Judisky.
UPCOMING GAMES: The Rams wrap up a six-game homestand with a home game against Albany on March 7th. Fordham then hits the road for a three-game series at Florida International, March 9-11, and then has a road game at Florida Atlantic on March 13.