There’s really only one way to describe the end of Penn baseball’s season: Frustrating.
Penn baseball falls short for second straight year.
Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted, would you capture it, or just let it slip?
That is the question currently facing Penn baseball, which will travel well over eight miles to Columbia this weekend to play in the Lou Gehrig Division’s one-game playoff. The winner of the game will head on to the Ivy League championship series, where it will take on Red Rolfe Division champion Dartmouth.
Penn baseball knew it would be in for its greatest test of the season this weekend against an evenly matched opponent in Columbia.
The Quakers took the field on Saturday tied for first place in the Ivy League's Lou Gehrig Division hoping to clinch the title by winning at least three out of the four games.
To paraphrase the famous hardball philosopher Yogi Berra, it’s deja vu all over again.
For the second time in as many years, Penn baseball enters the final weekend of the regular season tied with Columbia atop the Ivy League’s Lou Gehrig Division.
And for the second consecutive year, the Quakers (20-12, 14-2 Ivy) will face off with their foes from the Big Apple in a winner-take-all, four game series.
Exactly one year ago today, Penn baseball stood tied atop the Lou Gehrig Division heading into a four-game series against Columbia.
Some outside the program viewed their success as unexpected, shocking even.