Baseball Concludes Fall Season and Dinner on the Diamond

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn baseball team finished up a busy fall last weekend, playing the second of two scrimmages while also hosting one of its largest alumni events of the year in Dinner on the Diamond.

The Quakers played city rival Temple last Saturday in a few scrimmages and also took on defending junior college national champion Gloucester County College in three scrimmages on Oct. 9.

W. Joseph Blood Head Coach of Baseball John Cole was pleased with the way his team approached the scrimmages and fall ball.

"The fall season was a great teaching time for our program," said Cole. "It gave us a chance to see the freshmen under fire in real game situations and going forward we'll make adjustments and see how roles are filled. I'm pleased with our players' performance and feel our starting rotation is solid and our starting lineup should be completed in a few weeks."

Following the scrimmages with Gloucester, the Penn baseball team held its second annual Dinner on the Diamond Fundraiser, bringing back alumni and parents for a dinner on the infield grass of Meiklejohn Stadium.

"The Dinner on the Diamond was a fantastic event," said Cole. "The weather was perfect and there were about 85 people in attendance. It was a great way to connect the past with the future as we honored the 1975 and 1995 Ivy League championship teams while our current players served a gourmet dinner to all the attendees. It was also great day for the Penn baseball program as we seemed to generate some excitement when presenting our five-year plan for facilities and improvements to the program."

Photos from Penn's scrimmages against Gloucester can be found here, while a photo gallery of the Dinner on the Diamond event is also available here.