PHILADELPHIA - It was only a week and a half ago that the University of Pennsylvania baseball team was in Easton, Pa. finishing off a doubleheader against Lafayette that completed four games in two days against the Leopards. However, after a tough loss to Villanova last Tuesday in the Liberty Bell Classic, the Quakers will make a return trip for a decisive fifth game.
Penn will send lefty Jack Hartman to the mound for his first start of the season. In six relief appearances, the junior is holding opponents to a .116 average and has allowed just five hits over 13.2 innings.
Penn is coming off a solid weekend that saw them take three out of four to start Ivy League play. Penn split with Brown before sweeping Yale, winning the second game 19-3. The Quakers hit six home runs in game two, a program record for round-trippers in a game.
Lafayette started its conference schedule as well this weekend, taking three of four from Army. The Leopards lost to St. Joseph's, 9-4 last Tuesday in their Liberty Bell Classic game.