On Tuesday, Penn baseball took a seven-game winning streak to Plymouth Meeting, Pa., to take on Villanova in the Liberty Bell Classic.
Pitching? Check. Offense? Check.
Penn baseball notched two Big 5 awards Monday, as senior outfielder Connor Betbeze took home Player of the Week while teammate and fellow senior Ronnie Glenn notched Pitcher of the Week.
The awards came on the heels of a perfect seven-game stretch for the Quakers, who, in addition to a midweek victory over Saint Peter’s, notched doubleheader sweeps of conference foes Brown, Yale and Harvard.
Glenn was dominant in his two appearances, notching two wins — both complete games — against Harvard and Brown.
After powering through the Ivy League’s four Red Rolfe division squads, Penn baseball returns to Philadelphia for a slight changeup in its action.
Only two days after completing a four-game sweep against Yale and Brown by a combined 52-10, the Quakers return to the diamond on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Liberty Bell Classic against Big 5 rival Villanova.
The midweek matinee marks the second time this season Penn (12-9) and the Wildcats (11-15) face off.
Penn baseball put on quite a power display this weekend.
Facing two Ivy League rivals on the road, the Quakers (12-9, 7-1 Ivy) handily dispatched Yale on Saturday and Brown on Sunday.
As Penn baseball opened up its April slate on Wednesday afternoon, Saint Peter's stood no chance of fooling the Quakers at Meiklejohn Stadium.
Behind senior infielder Mitch Montaldo's two home runs and three RBI and a masterful outing by senior pitcher Dan Gautieri, the Red and Blue scored their seventh win in their last eight contests with an 11-4 victory over the Peacocks.
It’s pretty safe to say Penn baseball coach John Yurkow could use a little less excitement in his life.
Penn baseball had a wild first weekend of Ivy League play.
Penn baseball had a dreadful start to its season, but the Red and Blue have finally gained some momentum, and not a moment too soon.
Penn baseball is heating up at just the right time.
After struggling early on in nonconference play, the Quakers (4-8) look to extend their three-game winning streak as the squad prepares for the start of Ivy League play this weekend when it hosts a pair of doubleheaders against Harvard and Dartmouth.
One of the team's bright spots through a dozen contests, Penn’s formidable pitching staff will be put to the test on Saturday against the Crimson (10-8), who have posted at least eight runs in five of their last six games. Senior captain Connor Cuff is set to start the opener on Saturday, while sophomore southpaw Mike Reitcheck is expected to get the nod in game two.
Cuff has been rounding into form recently – the 2014 first-team All-Ivy selection boasts an ERA of 1.00 and is coming off an impressive complete game victory over Lafayette on Sunday.
The road has not been kind to Penn baseball thus far this season, but a return home was not the antidote that the Red and Blue had hoped for.
I should start by coming clean: Baseball is my favorite sport.
The Quakers sent star pitcher Connor Cuff to the mound, but in the early stages of the game, he was unusually wild. He even seemed to be struggling with his command in his warmup tosses in-between innings.
After getting a first taste of live pitching, real grass and natural sunlight last weekend in Florida, Penn is set to head down to Virginia for a baseball-filled spring break.
The first win is out the way. Already ahead of last year’s pace, there should be many more to come for Penn baseball.
The Red and Blue dropped two of three games against Stetson in Florida to open their 2015 season, winning the second game in between losses in the series opener and rubber match on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
Penn baseball will escape the cold with a trip to Florida to open up the 2015 season against Stetson this weekend.
The Quakers are coming off of a strong 2014 season.
The 2014 season left some to be desired.
Austin Bossart is hoping the fourth time’s a charm.
Through three years as the Red and Blue’s starting catcher, Bossart has enjoyed one of the most impressive careers in recent Penn history, but he is eager to get his hands on a championship this final time around.
Both an offensive and defensive stalwart, Bossart was integral to the Quakers’ impressive run last season, which ended abruptly with a playoff loss to Columbia.
Several preseason changes were critical to Bossart’s contributions to a surprisingly successful Penn season in 2014.
For one, Bossart jumped from the six-spot in the lineup to the two-hole and didn’t miss a beat.
The O’Fallon, Illinois, native improved his on base percentage to a team-leading .397, batted a solid .297 and finished second in the club in both hits (47) and runs (29).
Those numbers alone were worthy of Bossart’s first-team All-Ivy selection, but the job he did behind the plate was just as impressive.
The Penn pitching staff pieced together stellar outing after stellar outing last season.
Baseball is known as “America’s national pastime,” a sport with a ton of history. However, despite the sports roots in the past, Penn baseball has set itself up for the future solid youth contingent for the 2015 season.
The Red and Blue will see 10 freshmen grace the diamond of Meiklejohn Stadium this spring.
Everyone knows the old adage: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Well, it wouldn’t exactly be fair to say that John Yurkow failed to succeed in his first season as the head coach of Penn baseball.
After a surprisingly successful season, Penn baseball finally met its match Saturday against Columbia and David Speer.