QUEBEC, Ontario – Former Quinnipiac baseball first baseman Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Connecticut) has signed a professional contract with the Quebec Capitals of the Can-Am League.
Guglietti signed on Tuesday, July 7 and is scheduled to start in tonight's game at the Trois-Rivieres Eagles in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.
"Vin has worked extremely hard to get this opportunity and I believe his success at the collegiate level will start to translate over into his professional career," Quinnipiac baseball head coach John Delaney said.
Guglietti is the first Bobcat to sign a professional contract since former Quinnipiac catcher and current assistant coach Kyle Nisson signed in 2012 with the Worcester Tornadoes following his senior season. Nisson played parts of two seasons in the Can-Am league with the Tornadoes, New Jersey Jackals and the Trois-Rivieres Eagles.
This past season, Guglietti led the Bobcats in batting average (.330), on base percentage (.414), slugging percentage (.589), runs (43), triples (3), home runs (10), RBIs (47), and walks (27). He was second on the team in doubles (15) and tied for second on the team in hits (65). Guglietti was named All-MAAC First Team, MAAC All-Tournament team, NEIBA All-New England Second Team and to the ACBA All-Northeast Second Team.
In his career, Guglietti posted a .309 batting average with a .376 on base percentage and .464 slugging percentage. He is the all-time Quinnipiac leader in doubles with 49, fourth in program history in hits with 228, fifth in program history and second in the Division I era with 132 RBIs, 14th in program history and 10th in the Division I era in home runs with 18, and 15th in program history and 11th in the Division I era with 116 runs scored.
In addition to this season's accolades, Guglietti was named to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team as a Designated Hitter in 2012 and All-MAAC Second Team as a First Baseman in 2014. During the summer of 2014, Guglietti was named the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Most Improved Player, All-NECBL second team and to the NECBL All-Star Team.
The current Can-Am League was reformed in 2005 after folding in 1951. It consists of seven teams located throughout New Jersey and Southern Canada. Each team plays a regular season schedule of 97 games from May to September with the playoffs beginning in middle of September.
Currently, the Capitals are 21-18 and are four games behind the Rockland Boulders for first place in the league's regular season standings. Quebec is in the middle of the a four-game series at Trois-Rivieres before returning back to Municipal Stadium for a three-game series with the Garden State Grays.