QU Baseball's Matthew Batten Featured in New Haven Register

QU Baseball's Matthew Batten Featured in New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – Quinnipiac baseball sophomore shortstop Matthew Batten (Shelton, Connecticut) was featured in the New Haven Register on Tuesday, May 19 prior to the beginning of the MAAC Tournament in Wappingers Falls, New York.

The article titled "Quinnipiac's Matt Batten taking 22-game hit streak into MAAC tournament" was written by New Haven Register reporter Chip Malafronte and highlights not only Batten's hitting streak, but what led to the sophomore becoming an every starting infielder for the Bobcats.

Since the article was written, Batten has set the Quinnipiac Division I program record for the longest hitting streak at 24 games, breaking Toby Peterson's previous 23 game hitting streak during the 2000 season.

Through the first two games of the MAAC Tournament, Batten is batting 3 for 6 with a triple, four runs scored and one RBI. Batten has also stole one base in the tournament, his 22nd of the season.

This season, Batten is batting .307 with a team-high 65 hits. He is second on the team with 22 stolen bases and 37 runs scored, and is third on the team with 34 RBIs.

The Bobcats will continue MAAC Tournament play on Friday, May 22 when they face the No. 4 seed Siena Saints in the semifinals at Dutchess Stadium. First pitch between the two teams is scheduled for 12 P.M. with the winner advancing to the conference championship game on Saturday at 12 P.M. and the loser playing on Friday at 7 P.M.