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.
Penn baseball’s series against Dartmouth had a little bit of everything. The Red and Blue went 1-1-1 versus the Big Green, losing the lone Saturday matchup 5-4, winning Sunday’s first game 8-7, and tying 4-4 in the finale.
The team’s best slugger doesn’t always notch a ton of hits, but so far this season, he’s made the most of them, making him this week’s DP Sports Player of the Week.
In a 10-inning, two-day thriller, the Red and Blue came up short of advancing to the tournament semifinals, falling victim to a three-run 10th-inning home run by Hawks freshman Cole Stetzar in a 7-4 loss.
In the first round of the Liberty Bell Classic, the Quakers will return to Philly, yet they still will have to wait even longer to make their season debut at Meiklejohn Stadium. The Red and Blue will take on local rival Saint Joseph's on the road on Tuesday afternoon.
The pitching group for the Quakers looks drastically different than it did a year ago, and it has been difficult to get everyone on the same page in terms of consistency. But one player that has been key in providing stable leadership and performance is Kleiman.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's lacrosse got a stellar offensive effort, women's track breaks records, while baseball and softball defenses feature.
After dropping the first two games of its series against Brown, Penn baseball managed to pick up a gutsy 9-8 victory on Sunday afternoon.
But even after losing a program-record three players to the professional ranks, not to mention two more former first team All-Ivy picks who didn’t hear their names called, Penn is dead set on reloading rather than rebuilding.
For the past five years, the team has been working with the Vs. Cancer Foundation, shaving their heads annually in order to gain support and fundraising for childhood cancer research.
Each season, the program recruits players who can fill voids in the lineup and contribute right away, and Yurkow works with them as soon as they arrive on campus.
For the 2018 season, Ivy League baseball has created a new schedule format, much simplified from its original organization.
It is easy to forget – given Penn men’s basketball recent ascension to Ivy League champs and March Madness – that a number of other teams are in the thick of their seasons right now, battling for similar glory. Outside of the basketball programs, seven other Penn squads will be searching for wins this weekend.
Basketball may have taken the headlines, but the rest of Penn Athletics has been equally busy.
After losing their series with Northwestern State last weekend, the Quakers (1-2) will travel to South Carolina this weekend to begin a ten-day road trip, where they will take on Wofford (3-5), Furman (4-4), and USC Upstate (3-5-1).
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's basketball comes up with another big output offensively, swimming and track and field win Ivy titles, and both lacrosse teams along secure huge wins alongside men's basketball.
Not everything went south for Penn baseball in the weekend’s contests. The Quakers went 1-2 in their season-opening series against the Northwestern State Demons (4-3), played on the Demons’ turf in Natchitoches, Louisiana.