DALLAS – After narrowly being defeated on Friday night, The University of Pennsylvania baseball team fell 19-2 in game one and edged 8-7 in game two, dropping a pair of games to Dallas Baptist at Horner Ballpark on Saturday.
In game one DBU jumped out early offensively against Penn and never looked back. The Patriots were able to score three runs in the second, third and fourth innings, one in the fifth, five runs in the sixth and four in the seventh.
One bright spot for Penn pitching came from freshman left-hander Jack Hartman, who pitched a scoreless eighth inning, facing the minimum of batters.
Offensively for the Quakers, Austin Bossart went 2 for 4, while Brandon Engelhardt and Ryan Mincher each had a hit and a RBI. Mincher’s hit came in the form of a home run in the top of the third for Penn. It was his first home run of the year.
Penn bounced right back in game, with a 3-0 advantage after three innings. After six innings the Quakers maintained their lead at 7-5 after six innings. For the second time in two days the late innings derailed Penn, with DBU scoring one run in the seventh and two in the eight to take an 8-7 lead.
Junior left-hander Ronnie Glenn started on the mound for Penn, going five innings, allowing five earned runs, while striking out five.
Penn was again led on offense by Austin Bossart. The junior started the game at first base and went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI.
Senior Rick Brebner tallied his first home run of the season, putting a ball out to right field to lead off the fifth for the Quakers.
Ian Kukowski started the game at catcher for Penn and went 1 for 3, walking once, and scoring two runs.
Schedule Note: Penn (0-3) will not play the Sunday game as scheduled against Dallas Baptist, thus concluding its series in Dallas. The Quakers will fly home from Texas in advance of the winter storms heading towards Philadelphia.
Up Next: The Quakers will travel to Annapolis, Md. for three games this upcoming weekend. Penn will take on Navy on Friday, Towson on Saturday, and Monmouth on Sunday.
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