Baseball Drops Twinbill to Cornell

Box Score - Game 1

Box Score - Game 2

PHILADELPHIA - Cornell's Seth Gordon and Brian Kaufman demolished Quaker pitching on Saturday afternoon, as they combined to go 13-for-18 with 12 runs scored and 11 RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Penn, 10-1 and 23-10, at Meiklejohn Stadium.

In the first game, Cornell starter Rocky Collis held Penn to just one run on two hits in a 10-1 loss for the Quakers (9-23, 4-10 Ivy).

Collis (3-1) struck out eight batters in seven innings pitched for the complete game victory, with his only blemish of the game coming in the third inning when Ken-Ichi Hino drilled a one-run double to score Sean Abate, who walked.

Cornell (7-19, 3-7 Ivy) took an early 2-0 lead after scoring a couple runs in the first inning when Kaufman hit his first triple of the day to drive in Seth Gordon, who walked. Kaufman would score on a sacrifice fly by Brant McKown.

The Big Red extended their lead with a four-run fourth inning, keyed by McKown's solo home run to left field and a two-run single by Matt Goodson. They would score four more runs in the next two frames to seal the win.

Senior Michael Gibbons (1-4) picked up the loss for Penn after allowing five runs on four hits in three innings pitched.

Kaufman went 3-for-4 with two triples, four RBI and three runs scored while Gordon added three hits and three runs scored.

The Big Red came out swinging again in the nightcap, as they scored 15 runs in the first four innings en route to a 23-10 win over the Quakers.

After Cornell took a 9-2 lead in the top of the third inning, the Quakers responded with six runs in the bottom half to close the gap to one run. The rally was paced by a two-run double off the bat of Michael Gatti and a two RBI single by Jarron Smith.

But the comeback was short-lived as the Big Red bats just couldn't be contained, dropping a six-spot on Penn in the top of the fourth to claim a 15-8 advantage they would not relinquish.

It was a rough day for Penn hurler Bret Wallace (2-4) as he allowed 15 runs on 16 hits through 3 2/3 innings. The Quaker bullpen didn't fair much better, as they allowed eight runs on 10 hits, with the entire staff combining for seven hit batters for the game.

Kaufman had another monster game, swatting his third triple of the day, blasting a solo home run,and going 4-for-7 with six RBI and four runs scored to fall a single short of hitting for the cycle.

Cornell's Domenic Di Ricco was 5-for-6 with three RBI and William Pauly added four hits and three RBI.

Alex Nwaka led the Quakers offensively, going 4-for-5 with an RBI while Smith added three RBI and two hits. Kyle Armeny hit a two-run homer in the first inning for Penn.

Penn and Cornell will play two again on Sunday, April 16, starting at noon at Meiklejohn Stadium.