With the win, Penn is now 5-4 overall, including 4-3 on the Spring Trip.
The Quakers had a two-run lead after the top of the first, putting pressure on the Hoyas before they had even swung the bat.
In the opening half-inning, Adrian Lorenzo walked and then stole second. He scored on a single up the middle by Dan Williams, who advanced to second when the centerfielder misplayed the ball. Williams then scored when
In the second, Penn added two more runs. Derek Vigoa and Jeff Cellucci started the inning with back-to-back doubles, Cellucci driving in Vigoa with a two-bagger to left center. Steve Gable then advanced Cellucci with a sac bunt and Adrian Thomas singled home Cellucci.
The Hoyas got back in the game with a two-spot in the fifth, using an infield groundout and a single to plate two runs.
Penn got those two runs back in the eighth inning of the bat of Lorenzo. The sophomore belted a triple down the line in left to score Gable (who had reached via single) and Thomas (who reached when his sac bunt resulted in an overthrown from the pitcher).
Cusick came out for the first batter of the eighth inning and struck out the leadoff man – his sixth K of the day. That was all as he had thrown 120 pitches over his 7.1 innings. Tom Grandieri and William Gordon combined to pick up the final five outs.
Penn is back in action against Rollins at 11 a.m. on Saturday.