WINTER PARK, Fla. –
Penn had won its last three games against Georgetown – including two on the Spring Trip – but ran into a hungry Hoya team on Tuesday, falling to Georgetown, 15-7.
The Hoyas were aggressive from the first pitch of the game, scoring three runs in the first inning and jumping out to a 14-0 lead before Penn rallied late for seven runs.
Penn’s record drops to 3-4 while Georgetown ups its record to 3-7.
Sean Lamont continued to haunt the Quakers, connecting for two home runs in the game – his fifth and sixth of the season against Penn. His three-run shot in the first inning placed all the momentum squarely on the Georgetown side of the diamond.. His solo shot in the fourth inning was part of a back-to-back job between him and Dan Capeless.
Georgetown scored five runs in the third inning, four of them unearned, to blow the game wide open.
Penn scored all of its runs in the final third of the game, putting three on the board in the seventh and four in the ninth. The first four batters of the seventh reached base, with Dan Williams and Tom Grandieri driving in runs with doubles. An RBI groundout from Will Davis added the third run.
In the ninth, Penn played a little longball of its own, with William Gordon driving a three-run homer to left-center and Derek Vigoa added his first career collegiate home run in the next at-bat.
Penn is back in action on Wednesday against Rollins at noon.
A full inning-by-inning blog of today's game follows below.
While the Penn baseball team’s Spring Trip is four games deep, the arrival of Penn Athletics to the trip did not happen until yesterday due to commitments back up in Philly.
With my arrival at Winter Park comes the return of the Penn Baseball Spring Blog. This year, we are coming to you live from Rollins College in Winter Park, just outside Orlando, Fla.
I am excited to announce a few changes to the blog this year. First, as livestats of the games can be found at www.rollinssports.com, I will take the opportunity to live blog on the highlights of the game. This will be a chance to breakdown important plays and happenings in the game while passing along other important information. If you have any questions, comments, etc. please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Without further ado, the Quakers have taken the field, so let’s go!
Bottom Ninth – Williams flies out to right. Grandieri flies out to left. James Mraz at the plate. He beats out a grounder that pulls Capeless off the bag thanks to an errant throw from short. Davis walks. William Gordon connects on the first pitch of the at-bat for a line-drive home run to left-center. GU 15, Penn 6.
Vigoa follows with a homer of his own, driving a ball to left. GU 15, Penn 7.
Matt Tellem grounds out to short to end the game. GU 15, Penn 7.
Top Ninth – Tommy Grandieri in from right to pitch. James Mraz into right. Grandieri strikes out pinch hitter Billy Concannon. Then fans Capeless looking. A flyout to center ends the inning. GU 15, Penn 3.
Bottom Eighth – Elliot continues to make his presence in the game known with two plays to start the inning. The first was a spectacular one in which he threw out Tellem after ranging far to his left. Then he retires Thomas. Lorenzo strikes out swinging. GU 15, Penn 3.
Top Eighth – Nice pick by Gordon at first for the first out of the inning. Vigoa went into the hole to get the assist on Muir. Pustizzi follows with a more routine groundout to short. Pinch hit solo home run from Tom Elliott to left. GU 15, Penn 3.
Nice try from Matt Tellem on a foul ball to right. He covered about 100 feet to dive, with the ball just eluding him. Johnson, staying a live, singles to left. Lentz grounds out to Tellem to end the inning. GU 15, Penn 3.
Bottom seventh – Thomas hit by a pitch. Lorenzo bounces a high chopper in between the mound and first. A nice play by Capless, backhanding a throw to the pitcher, but Lorenzo dives headfirst into the bag. Penn has two on. Williams lines a double over the head of the leftfielder to score Thomas. Runners on second and third with no out. GU 14, Penn 1.
Grandieri bloops a double to left. He was running hard out o fthe box on the high fly and his two-bagger scores Lorenzo. GU 14, Penn 2.
RBI groundout from Davis scores Williams. Great play from Georgetown’s second baseman, diving to stop the grounder and making the play. GU 14, Penn 3.
Gordon hit by pitch. Vigoa strikes out to end the inning.
Top Seventh – Sean Baumann in pinch hitting to start the seventh and he singles to left. Capeless grounds into a nicely turned double play, Gable to Vigoa to Gordon. Lamont strikes out to end the inning. GU 14, Penn 0.
Bottom Sixth – Davis fouls out to short and Gordon reaches on a throwing error from the third baseman. Vigoa singles through the right side. Gable grounds into a double play with Vigoa being called ofr runners interference based on his slide into second. GU 14, Penn 0.
Top Sixth – Three up and Three down for Holtshousher in the sixth. William Gordon finished off the inning with a nice diving stab of a Lentz grounder that he finished off unassisted. GU 14, Penn 0.
Bottom Fifth – After a groundout from Thomas, fellow Adrian, Lorenzo beats out a slow roller to third. Nice Hustle from Lorenzo. Williams grounds into a fielder’s choice to third that forces out Lorenzo. Grandieri with a shot back up the box past the pitcher and Penn has two on. Maas pops out to third to end the inning. GU 14, Penn 0.
Top Fifth – Lee grounds out to third to start the inning. Lentz singles for the first runner. Fernandez doubles to right. With Lents held at third, Fernandez gets caught in the middle when he overruns second. Gable tries to throw him out, but overthrows the bag, allowing Lentz to score. Capeless then singles to right to score Fernandez. Lamont flies to right. Muir lines a single up the middle to score Capeless and then Pustizzi singles to right. GU 14, Penn 0.
Bottom Fourth – Davis lines out to left to start the inning. Gordon strikes out looking for the second out of the inning.
Vigoa is having a tough week. After being slid into, spike-first, yesterday, he was just beaned in the helmet by a Harris pitch. Showing what type of player he is, he didn’t even go down, juts shook it off and jogged to first. Gable fans looking to end the inning. GU 11, Penn 0.
Top Fourth – Matt Holtshouser in for Penn to start the fourth and he promptly induces a groundout to third from Fernandez. Capleless follows with a home run to right. GU 9, Penn 0.
Sean Lamont adds to the lead with his second home run of the game – this time a solo homer to center. GU 10, Penn 0.
Malt drives in a run with an RBI-double. GU 11, Penn 0.
Top Third – Fernandez singles through the right side for Georgetown’s sixth hit of the day. Capless follows with a walk. Two on, nobody out for Lamont…
Lamont stayed in the yard, but his high chopper took a bad bounce on Vigoa, and the error results in a bases loaded situation for Georgetown. Godefroi grounds out to second for the first out of the inning. Gable had a chance for a double play, but bobbled the ball and regrouped for a close play at first. Fernandez scored. Georgetown 4, Penn 0.
A second grounbdout to second in a row scored another run for the Hoyas. GU 5, Penn 0.
Malt singles to right to score Lamont. GU 6, Penn 0.
Begin singles a liner to right. Two on, two out…
Lee’s double down the line in left scores both. GU 8, Penn 0.
Lentz grounds out to end the inning
Bottom second – A one-out double down the left field line from Jeremy Maas gives the Penn bench some life. Now it is up to the “Georgia Wills”, Davis and Gordon to do something … Davis flies out to deep left-center but Gordon is hit by a Harris pitch and Penn has two on with two out.
Vigoa grounds into a fielder’s choice, Gordon out at second, to end the inning.
Top second – Great play from Vigoa to throw out Chip Malt at first. Vigoa ranged to hi sleft, picking up a hard grounder on the second-base side of the bag and fired on the run to get Malt.
Possible chance for a double play goes by the wayside for Penn as Lee’s popup foul behind the plate with a runner in motion eludes a diving Davis. It appeared Davis either lost it in the sun. Lee finally lines out to left after a long at-bat.
A groundout to third ends the inning. Georgetown 3, Penn 0.
Bottom first – Penn is now up. Here is the Quakers’ lineup:Adrian Thomas, LFAdrian Lorenzo, CFDan Williams, 3BTom Grandierir, RFJeremy Maas, DHWill Davis, CWilliam Gordon, 1BDerek Vigoa, SSSteve Gable, 2B
SP. Vince Voiro
The Quakers went three up, three down in the bottom of the first. We are heading to the second. Georgetown 3, Penn 0.
Top first – Penn is the home team against Georgetown and has taken the field. The Hoyas’ lineup, which Penn is familiar with after four games so far, is as follows:Tommy Lee, CFAndy lentz, SSErick Fernandez, DHDan Capeless, 1BSean Lamont, 3BDan Godefroi, LF8 Greg Pustizzi, CChip Malt, 2BRob Begin, RF
SP. Will Harriss
For Penn, freshman Vince Voiro is making his first career start.
The first out of the game took three pitches as Voiro induced a flyout to Tommy Grandieri in right. Lentz follows with a groundball single through the right side for the first hit of the game. A second flyout to right – this time by Fernandez, gets the second out. Capeless singled a line drive to right to put runners on first and second. Sean Lamont, a nemesis of Penn this season, clears the bases with an opposite-field liner over the right field fence for a three-run homer. The home run was Lamont’s fourth of the season against the Quakers. Godefroi then continues the hit parade with a single past a diving Dan Williams. A third flyout to right from the Hoyas ends the half inning. Georgetown 3, Penn 0.