For the second time this season, Penn baseball will sandwich an out-of-league matchup between two strings of four straight Ivy League doubleheaders.
It takes a lot to be a Penn athlete. It takes even more to be a successful Penn athlete. And it’s damn near impossible to excel in the world of professional sports.
This year was supposed to be a step backwards for Penn baseball.
After a program-record 14 Ivy League wins a season ago, the Red and Blue graduated a cavalcade of veteran standouts; a total of ten seniors played their final games in 2015, two of whom — Austin Bossart and Ronnie Glenn — were talented enough to take their skills to the professional level.
And accordingly, the team has not been as dominant as it was a year ago.
It involved a lot of late-inning action, but Penn baseball walked away with the weekend split against Dartmouth and Harvard, losing the first game in back-to-back doubleheaders before taking the second.
The season series between Penn baseball and Lafayette officially goes to the Quakers.
Just two weeks after splitting a four-game series with the Leopards, the Red and Blue defeated their Easton, Pa., rivals, 6-5, on the road.
Playing in their second game in the Liberty Bell Classic — following a 9-4 loss to Villanova last week — the Quakers (11-12) came out in a hurry on Tuesday.
Penn baseball started Ivy League play with a loss, but quickly worked to erase any memory of it this weekend.
After falling in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader to Brown, 8-5, the Quakers won a 3-1 pitchers duel to split the day.
Coming off of a late-inning loss to Villanova on Wednesday, Penn baseball will look to rebound in their first Ivy action of the year.
Penn (7-11) will open up Ivy play by hosting Brown and Yale for a pair of weekend doubleheaders at Meiklejohn Stadium.
Penn baseball hosted a familiar midweek foe on Tuesday — with an all-to-familiar result that followed.
In the opening contest of the Liberty Bell Classic, Villanova came over to Meiklejohn Stadium after beating the Quakers, 6-1, on March 16.
Lafayette offered a chance for Penn baseball to tune things up a bit before heading into Ivy play next weekend.
After a 2-6 performance during this year’s break, the comeback kids are rolling again.
Over the course of a long season, teams need to find many different ways to win.
Penn men’s baseball did just that in their home-opening series this weekend, taking two of three games from Binghamton.
When it rains, it pours.
In a game that featured a rare lightning delay, Penn baseball fell short on the road to Villanova 6-1.
Many of the same issues that have been plaguing the Quakers (2-7) so far in the young season were prevalent once again in the team’s fifth consecutive loss.
Conceding runs early in games has been one of the problems for the Red and Blue, and the early inning woes continued today.
After allowing 10 runs in the first inning in just eight games so far this season, the Quakers found themselves down 1-0 in first frame once again when Villanova senior Adam Gross doubled to left-center field and later scored on a Todd Czinege single.
Penn baseball is looking to improve after falling just short in each of the last two seasons. But after their roster was pillaged by the University's 2015 Commencement Ceremony, the Quakers will have to fight just to stay afloat.
2015 sure ended up feeling a lot like 2014 for Penn baseball.
Opening play on the year, the Quakers headed south — in more ways than one.
Yurkow and his Quakers don’t rebuild; they reload.
Penn baseball kicked off its season with a trip to Florida over Spring Break, going 2-6 over the eight-game stretch.
The season got off to an ugly start with a 17-5 loss to North Florida in Jacksonville.
Being great, but not the very best. It happens to a lot of people.
Scottie Pippen. Art Garfunkel. Pepsi.
The Red and Blue will start off a slate of eight games over spring break when they travel to take on North Florida this Saturday.
What are you planning on doing after graduation? Heading to grad school? Getting a job on Wall Street?
2015 College graduate Ronnie Glenn is taking none of the typically prescribed post-grad paths.
This summer, Penn Baseball alumni Austin Bossart and Ronnie Glenn have taken their talents from the Ivy League to the Minor Leagues.
Bossart and Glenn recently began their professional baseball careers after being selected in June’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.