The last two weeks have been rough for Penn baseball, and this weekend was no exception.
After a late run and wild pitching, the Quakers came just short of victory on Tuesday, falling to La Salle by a score of 7-6.
The Red and Blue fed off of their fans’ support and beat the Tigers in the series, taking two out of the three games.
Anyone who has watched the Red and Blue take the field this year will observe another element of the Major League game trickling down to Meiklejohn Stadium: the shift.
After tallying 49 runs in a sweep against Dartmouth last weekend, the Quakers didn’t generate much offense against Monmouth on Wednesday at Meiklejohn Stadium.
Thanks in part to the longest game in Ivy League history, in which he set an NCAA record for at-bats with 12, Larsen hit for Penn's first cycle since Jeff Gregorio did it for the Quakers in 2000.
After lighting up the scoreboard against Saint Joseph's earlier in the week, Penn baseball tallied 49 runs in a three-game series sweep over Dartmouth.
The Red and Blue blew out the Hawks on Tuesday in a 20-7 contest called after seven innings by mercy rule.
In a bizarre three-game set that began with a 16-inning game, saw a total of 57 runs scored, and spanned a total of three days, the Red and Blue took home their first series win of the conference season.
Through just 18 games this season the Quakers have scored 169 runs, good for a clip of 9.4 runs per game.
Despite starting strong, the Quakers faltered late and ended up losing to the Wildcats by a score of 5-4.
In the first Ivy series of the season, Penn baseball split Saturday’s doubleheader but lost on Sunday to Harvard at Meiklejohn Stadium.
The senior first baseman has been a consistent hitter throughout his career at Penn, sporting a batting average of .282 over his first three seasons.
With its 13-2 win against Lehigh on Wednesday afternoon, Penn baseball secured its seventh consecutive victory.
Three freshmen — Tommy Courtney, Craig Larsen, and Josh Hood — are starting for Penn baseball and playing beyond their years.
As the first Ivy League squad armed with FlightScope Strike, a portable tracking radar system, the Quakers are beginning to gather more data than ever before.
The former roommates turned housemates are entering their second baseball season as Quakers with a friendship that rivals few others.
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For the Quakers on the diamond, keeping their hot streaks alive includes being a bit superstitious and having fascinating game-day routines.
Penn baseball played in two doubleheaders over the span of two days and was able to walk away with four wins against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Quakers were victorious by scores of 8-4, 18-5, 8-5, and 16-2, extending their winning streak to six games.