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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.
As Penn spring sports begin to pick up momentum, there are some questions to keep in mind going into this weekend.
On Tuesday night, Lafayette put up little fight against the No. 24 Quakers, as the Red and Blue easily won by a score of 19-3.
Penn softball faced 10 teams in seven days at the USF-Clearwater Parks and Recreation Invitational Tournament in Clearwater, Fla., while Penn baseball also took a tour down South for its spring break.
To get their season in full swing, the Quakers will travel to the South for the majority of spring break, competing against several highly competitive teams.
Penn baseball came into this weekend’s series against Columbia having to win at least two of the three games in order to keep its hopes for a spot in the Ivy League Championship Series (ILCS) alive. Despite putting themselves in a position to win a pair of games, the Quakers came up just short in this feat.
Penn baseball never got its bats going and ended up losing to Delaware 3-1. After scoring at least six runs in each of their last five contests, the Quakers’ bats were stymied by effective pitching and timely defense by the Blue Hens.
Penn lost its final home series of the year to Cornell two games to one, including a 7-6 loss on Senior Day at Meiklejohn Stadium.
After spending the summer at both the Rookie and Class A Short Season levels, Lescher and Bleday have progressed to the Class A Midwest League, while Cousins has not been assigned to a full season team this spring and remains on the Doubleday roster.
Penn baseball is on the fringe of contention for the Ivy League title, and it'll need junior first baseman Sean Phelan to keep up his dominant offensive play to get there.
Penn baseball trounced La Salle 17-7 in a non-conference showdown at Meiklejohn Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. After finding themselves down 3-0 entering the bottom of the second, the Quakers came alive by scoring a whopping 12 runs in the second frame.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn gymnastics's big day at Nationals, women's lacrosse's offensive explosion, and some shutdown pitching from baseball make the list.
A schedule change provided nothing but positives for the Quakers, as they enjoyed two days of fantastic weather and a series win over Princeton at the Tigers' Clarke Field.
Penn baseball lost its Tuesday road matchup at Monmouth by a score of 3-1. The Red and Blue could not hold their early 1-0 lead, as Monmouth scratched a few runs across in the middle innings to take the victory.
The Quakers bused up to Cambridge, Massachusetts for a typical Ivy Saturday doubleheader against the Harvard Crimson. Reminiscent of their Ivy League opener against Brown, they dropped both Saturday games.
Ahead of this weekend’s series at Harvard, Penn baseball beat Villanova 2-1 after a walk-off single from junior catcher Matt O’Neill in the bottom of the 11th inning.
But that’s not what we get in the Ivy League. Instead, we get a more natural conclusion: two teams giving a game their all, a smattering of onlookers highly invested in the result, and an outcome no one wanted – symmetrical, deserved, but at first unsatisfying – because nature doesn’t wait for perfect endings.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's lacrosse has a furious comeback, track breaks even more records, while baseball and softball defenses feature.