PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -In game two of a three-game series with Georgetown, the University of Pennsylvania baseball team suffered its third straight loss, falling to the Hoyas 9-1. Penn recorded just four hits on the day, two in the fifth and two in the eighth.
SMALL BALL, THEN BIG BALL: Georgetown struck first on Saturday with two runs in the third and three in the fifth to jump out to a 5-0 lead. The Hoyas used small ball in the third to score their pair with a squeeze bunt scoring the game's first run, followed by a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.
In the fourth, two singles and two doubles resulted in a 5-0 score. Beau Hall ripped a double into left to score a runner and later scored when Ryan Weisenburg slapped a single into left as well. Jake Kuzbel delivered the fifth blow with long fly ball to right that scored a man and allowed him to cruise into second.
IT'S A START:Hitless into the fifth, the Quakers led off the inning with two hits and eventually scored a run on a Ryan Schroth groundout. Matt Tola started the inning with a hopper to deep short that he legged out for a single. Ryan Mincher followed with a double to deep left, setting up Schroth for his first RBI of 2016.
TOUGH DAY:Georgetown scored twice in the seventh and twice more in the ninth to take the game 9-1. Another squeeze bunt, sacrifice fly combination led to two runs in the seventh and an Eric Garza home run to right scored two in the ninth.
QUAKER NOTES: Three Quakers made their first appearances of the season in the defeat... Jordan Della Valle pinch-hit in the ninth... Elijah Connell faced two hitters and recorded the final out of the eighth... Bradley Wilpon pitched the ninth inning... Jakob Levison went 1-for-1 with an eighth inning single, his first hit of the year...Nick Pedalino pitched 0.2 innings and did not allow a baserunner in his second outing.
UP NEXT:Penn will finish up the series on Sunday at 11 a.m. Gabe Kleiman will take the mound for the Quakers.