Baseball Dismantled by William & Mary, 19-5

Penn-William & Mary Box Score (PDF)

The University of Pennsylvania baseball team couldn't slow down the William & Mary offense in the early stages of Sunday's series finale, allowing 17 runs in the first five innings en route to a 19-5 loss at Plumeri Park.

The Tribe loaded the bases in the bottom of the first inning, but a double play from Mike Vilardo to Mitch Montaldo helped limit William & Mary to just a single run in the frame.

That wouldn't be the case in the second inning as the hosts loaded the bases once again, then proceeded to score five runs with two outs in the inning before Penn could work its way out of the jam. Gary Tesch initiated another double play in the third inning with a diving catch in center field, though another run in the inning had the Tribe ahead 7-0.

Penn still had plenty of time left to work its way back into the contest at that point, but the real blow came in the bottom of the fifth, as William & Mary put 10 runs on the board with 10 hits - nine of which came with two down.

The Quakers dented the scoring column in the top of the sixth off RBI singles from Austin Bossart and Ryan Deitrich. Brandon Engelhardt, Spencer Branigan and Connor Betbeze added RBI base hits in the seventh and eighth.

Matt Gotschall suffered the loss for Penn. Montaldo threw the last two innings for the Quakers, holding William & Mary scoreless while allowing just one hit. Deitrich was 3-for-4 with an RBI at the plate.

The Quakers (1-3) will need to regroup quickly, as they continue their southern swing with a two-game series at Duke (5-5) beginning on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Download: Penn-W&M.pdf