Penn vs. Georgetown Blog
WINTER PARK, Fla. - The Penn baseball team scored three times in the first inning and didn't look back,beating up on Georgetown, 13-4, to open their 2010 campaign.
Junior Dan Williams went 3-for-4, reached base six times and scored on five of those occasions. Senior William Gordon and freshman Spencer Branigan each went 2-for-5, with 2 and 3 RBI respectively.
Sophomore Vince Voiro earned the win for the Red and Blue, going seven innings while allowing seven hits, three earned runs and striking out a career-high six batters.
The Quakers were on their game from the get go, as five of the first six batters reached base, four by walk, to go up 2-0. One more walk with the bases loaded made it 3-0 after half an inning.
Penn added a run apiece in the second, third and fourth to push their advantage to 6-0. Following a Williams double, Tom Grandieri hit a single up the middle to score the third baseman. In the third it was junior catcher Will Davis who led off the inning with a solo shot, and in the fourth a double by Gordon down the line scored Williams. Georgetown added two in the bottom of the frame to get within four.
The Red and Blue exploded for four runs in the top of the fifth to put the game out of reach at 10-2. Derek Vigoa led off the inning, reached on an error and made it to second on the bad throw. A single by Adrian Lorenzo pushed Vigoa to third, and the shortstop scored on a groundout by Steve Gable. Grandieri followed with a double, scoring Lorenzo, and came around to score on a Hoya error. Branigan ended the scoring with an RBI double down the left field line.
Georgetown added one in the sixth and another in the eighth to make it 10-4, but the Quakers answered in the top of the ninth. Williams tripled with one out, and following a Gordon walk, Branigan tripled to deep center to drive in two. A two-out walk by Davis on a wild pitch provided the last run of the game, as Branigan scored on the play.
Each starter for Penn reached base twice, or drove in a run, as team Penn banged out 13 hits and walked nine times. The Quakers improve to 1-0 with the win, while Georgetown falls to 4-4. Penn returns to action tomorrow at 6 p.m. when they take on Maine.
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