PHILADELPHIA - Coming off it's first home series of the year, the University of Pennsylvania baseball team will head back on the road for a mid-week game against Lehigh on Wednesday. Penn defeated Binghamton over the weekend for its first series-win of the season.
The Quakers pitching staff willed them to their two victories over the Bearcats. They received inspired outings from Jake Cousins and Gabe Kleiman in their starts, as well as important contributions from their bullpen as well.
Cousins threw eight innings without allowing an earned run on Friday while striking out seven in his first win of the season. Cousins' effort put an end to the Quakers five-game losing streak and also earned him Big Five Pitcher of the Week honors.
On Saturday, it was Gabe Kleiman's turn to shut down the Binghamton offense, as he went 5.2 innings without allowing a run and scattering just four hits. Mitch Holtz and Billy Lescher would combine to finish the day to complete the Quaker's first shutout of the season.
A QUICK LOOK AT LEHIGH: Lehigh comes into the match up with a 6-11 record after defeating NYIT on Tuesday afternoon. After sweeping Norfolk State to start the year, the Mountain Hawks dropped the next 10 games until they downed Dartmouth in back-to-back contests. As a team, Lehigh is hitting .279 and has blasted 15 home runs. The pitching staff however, is sporting a 5.78 ERA and is allowing opponents to hit at a .282 clip.
The game will be streamed online for free by Campus Insiders and can be seen by clicking here.
First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.