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.
For the second straight year, Penn baseball controls its own destiny with a four-game series against the Columbia Lions on the horizon.
Princeton may have been the team in the opposite dugout this weekend, but for the Quakers, keeping pace with Columbia has been the chief concern as the race for the Lou Gehrig Division championship continues to gain steam.
Each year, the start of spring heralds the most glorious time of the year—great weather, fun times as school winds down and, of course, baseball season.
While the Philadelphia Phillies may have 154 games remaining in their regular season, Penn baseball is nearing the peak of Ivy League play with only two series remaining against Princeton and Columbia, respectively.
A lot of things don’t live up to the hype.