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NU baseball travels to Connecticut for series with Quinnipiac


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- After two wins against crosstown rival Canisius, the Purple Eagles resume conference play with a three-game series at Quinnipiac May 5-6.   
Last Time Out
  • The Purple Eagles hosted crosstown rival Canisius May 1-2, defeating the Griffs in both games to win the Battle of the Bridge series for the first time since 2006.
  • A walk-off triple from Trevor McCauley secured the Purple Eagles a 3-2 victory on May 1, and a strong offensive outing propelled NU to a 9-5 win on May 2.

On the Field: Niagara Purple Eagles
  • Shortstop Greg Cullen continues to lead the nation in batting average, batting .464. Cullen leads the Purple Eagles in hits (65), runs scored (40), on-base percentage (.550) and slugging percentage (.636).
  • First baseman Peter Battaglia, who was named MAAC Player of the Week on May 1, leads Niagara with 44 RBIs, 14 doubles and six homeruns.
  • Center fielder Julian Gallup leads the Purple Eagles in stolen bases with 14 on 15 attempts.
  • On the mound, Cody Eckerson (2-4) leads the Purple Eagle pitching staff with 60 strikeouts in 50.0 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 5.04.
  • Matthew Grace and Alex MacKinnon have a team-high two saves.

On the Field: Quinnipiac Bobcats
  • Outfielder Brian Moskey leads the Bobcats at the plate with 53 hits and .317 batting average.
  • First baseman Liam Scarariello has a team-high 31 runs scored and 35 RBIs.
  • Ben Gibson, an infielder, leads Quinnipiac in homeruns with 12.
  • Tyler Poulin (3-6) has a staff-high 65 strikeouts in 57.1 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 4.40.
  • Brandon Shileikis (5-4) leads the pitching staff in innings pitched (69.1) and has a 2.99 ERA.

Up Next
  • The Purple Eagles close out the regular season with a six-game home stand, hosting Rider May 12-13 and Manhattan May 17 and 19.

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