Baseball Earns Doubleheader Split with Dartmouth

Box Score - Game 1

Box Score - Game 2

HANOVER, N.H. - The Quaker baseball team won another close game as they edged Ivy foe Dartmouth, 8-7, in the first game of a doubleheader in Hanover, N.H., on Sunday. Freshmen Tim May and Tony Moses were the catalysts for Penn, as each had three hits to lead their team to the victory. The Big Green spoiled a chance for a sweep in the nightcap, as they defeated Penn, 6-2, behind a strong effort by pitcher Chase Carpenter.

Penn (9-21, 4-8 Ivy) put up four quick runs in the first two innings of game one after an RBI single by May and a one-run double by Moses put their team ahead 2-0 in the first. A run scoring double off the bat of Alex Nwaka and an RBI base-hit by Kyle Armeny put Penn up 4-0 on the Big Green.

But Dartmouth retaliated in the fourth inning as they scored five runs to take the lead, but Penn would tie the game up on a sacrifice fly by Moses and an RBI double by Scott Graham in the fifth inning to knot the score at 6-6.

In the top of the seventh, the Quakers loaded the bases with no outs after Tim May singled, Michael Gatti walked and Tony Moses singled. Sacrifice flies by Andy Console and Graham gave Penn an 8-6 advantage.

Dartmouth came close to tying the game up in the bottom half of the seventh after Tommy Myette scored on a wild pitch by Doug Brown, but Johnothan Santopadre lined out to end the game with two runners on.

In the nightcap, Penn's Alex Nwaka hit the opening pitch from Carpenter over the pine trees in left to give the Quakers the quick lead, 1-0. But Carpenter settled down from there, scattering 10 hits over 8.1 innings and allowing just two runs while striking out four to lead his team to victory.

Dartmouth scored a pair of runs in each of the first two innings, and that would turn out to be all Carpenter needed.

Dartmouth closer Kyle Zeis made things interesting in the ninth, loading the bases to allow the tying run to come to the plate with two outs, but got Josh Corn to ground out to end the game.

Carpenter improved to 2-2 on the season while Bret Wallace fell to 2-3 despite going the distance for the Quakers.

The Red and Blue return to action for a pair of doubleheaders on Saturday, April 15, and Sunday, April 16, against Ivy foe Cornell.