Baseball Splits Doubleheader, Picks Up First Win of Season

St. Bonaventure Box Score

Mount St. Mary's Box Score

LANTANA, Fla. – The University of Pennsylvania baseball team picked up its first win of the season with a 4-3 win in the bottom of the ninth against Mount St. Mary’s. Freshman Reid Terry’s single in the bottom of the ninth scored Jake Palumbo to give the Quakers (1-2) their first win of the 2007 season.

Freshman Todd Roth was brilliant in his first collegiate start. He pitched seven innings shutout innings, while striking out eight and allowing just four hits.

Penn got on the board in the first when Kyle Armeny scored on a single by Alex Nwaka. The Quakers did not score again until the eighth. After the first two runners reached and were moved over on a sacrifice bunt, Matt Toffaletti delivered a double to plate both runs and put Penn up 3-0.

In the top of the ninth, Mount St. Mary’s first three batters reached base. The Mount got on the board on a Penn error, followed by a RBI single by Mike Giuioso. Mount St. Mary’s then tied the game up two batters later on a squeeze bunt. Doug Brown (1-0) struck out the next batter to end the inning.

In the bottom half, Jeff Cellucci led off with a single and was bunted over to second. After Gordon was intentionally walked, Armeny singled pinch runner Palumbo to third. Then up stepped Terry who singled in Palumbo to give Penn the victory.

Sunday morning, the Red and Blue lost to St. Bonaventure, 13-4. Penn erupted for four runs in the third inning, but squandered the lead in the seventh when the Bonnies scored six runs. Freshman Jim Birmingham started for the Quakers. He allowed just two runs on two hits while striking out five in five innings of work. Terry (0-1) suffered the loss.

Monday, Penn plays Boston College at 1 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University.