Penn baseball dominates Fairleigh Dickinson in pair of weekend doubleheaders
The Quakers quelled any chance for Fairleigh Dickinson to come away with a win this weekend. Penn baseball performed in two doubleheaders throughout two days and became able to walk away with four wins towards Fairleigh Dickinson. The Quakers have been positive via ratings of 8-4, 18-five, 8-5, and 16-2, extending their winning streak to six video games. On Saturday, the Red and Blue (9-four) welcomed fans to Meiklejohn Stadium for the primary time this season and got here away with an eight-four victory of their home opener. Penn began out the primary sport strong with a run batted in on a single by senior catcher Matt O’Neill, which helped deliver in sophomore infielder Eduardo Malinowski in the bottom of the first inning.
The Knights could hurricane returned with a run in their personal inside the pinnacle of the second inning to even the score at 1-1. In the lowest of the second one, junior outfielder Peter Matt stroked an RBI single to center discipline, giving the Quakers a 2-1 lead. In the next inning, freshman infielder Craig Larsen hit his 0.33 domestic run in 3 video games with a 3-run shot to left-center. Later inside the inning, freshman outfielder Tommy Courtney hit his first collegiate home run to increase the lead. The Red and Blue could jet out to a 7-1 lead, which proved an excessive amount for Fairleigh Dickinson down the stretch.
In the second sport of the day, Fairleigh Dickinson constructed an early lead. In the first four innings, the Knights took a 5-zero benefit and placed the Quakers in an early hollow. Down 5-0 going into the lowest of the fourth inning, Penn exploded for a season-excessive 18 runs unanswered over the span of 4 frames to come back away with an 18-five win.
In the 6th inning, Larsen hit his second domestic run of the day and fourth of the season. Overall, the Red and Blue displayed their remarkable offensive prowess within the pair of home-beginning wins. On the day, freshman infielder Josh Hood changed into perfect at the plate, going three-3 with doubles and four RBIs. He has become the first Penn player because on April 9, 2014, to submit a super single-recreation common with 3 or more at-bats. On Sunday, the Quakers traveled over 100 miles to Teaneck, N.J. To stand Fairleigh Dickinson yet again. It appeared like déjà vu within the first sport because the Quakers scored 8 runs for the second day in a row.
Penn would pass from side to side with Knights early on because the rating became tied at 2-2 at the top of the second inning. Penn could then score six runs unanswered over five innings and stop a past due to Fairleigh Dickinson’s comeback to win by way of 3. Coming off the victory to begin the day, the Quakers have been unable to create a vast lead early on inside the second sport, as the two groups have been deadlocked at 2-2 after four innings. The Penn offense then heated up speedy, scoring 14 runs within the subsequent four frames. The stretch started with a single senior first baseman Sean Phelan with the bases loaded to pressure in Courtney and freshman catcher Andrew Hernandez. Penn will next be in motion on Wednesday in Bethlehem, Pa., where the Quakers will look to deliver their win streak to seven with a win against Lehigh.