PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania baseball team returned home from Florida and opened its home schedule with a 5-1 win over city-rival Temple at Meiklejohn Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Reigning Big 5 Player of the Week Tim May collected two hits and scored three runs and Josh Corn went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Penn (4-5) got on the board in the first when May doubled with two out. Corn brought May around to score on a single to right field. The Quakers scored again in the third on a sacrifice fly by Kyle Armeny.
Temple (4-10) scored its lone run in the fourth on a triple down the right field line by Jamie Abercrombie that scored Dan Brady.
The game remained scoreless for the next three innings, until Penn broke things open in the home half of the seventh. Once again it was Corn doing the work. He doubled in May with one out. Armeny followed with a single that put runners on the corners. After Reid Terry struck out, Steve Gable’s infield single scored two runs to put the Red and Blue up 5-1.
Penn used a collective effort on the mound to keep the Owls at bay; throwing nine pitchers. Terry (1-2) recorded his first collegiate win. Doug Brown struck out the side in the ninth to finish the game.
The Quakers travel to Georgetown this weekend for doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday. Both games are slated to start at noon.