Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Georgetown

Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score

BETHESDA, Md. - Penn split its doubleheader with Georgetown Sunday, winning Game 1, 8-0, and losing Game 2, 3-2, in 11 innings. Freshman Todd Roth (1-1) threwa complete game shutout in the first game, while fellow freshman Jim Birmingham allowed one run in seven innings of work in Game 2.

In Game 1, Roth tossed Penn’s first complete game shutout of the season. He retired 26 of 28 batters he faced in seven innings and allowed just five singles.

A three-run third inning, followed by a four-run fourth gave Penn (5-6) a 7-0 lead. In the third, the Quakers scored on three consecutive at bats. With the bases loaded and one out, Joey Boaen singled in William Gordon. Tim May followed with a sacrifice fly and Kyle Armeny singled, scoring Alex Nwaka to put the Red and Blue up 3-0.

In the fourth, Penn sent eight batters to the plate with the first four batters coming around to score. Steve Gable doubled with one out and was knocked in on a single by Gordon. Penn’s next two batters, Jim Farrell and Nwaka, reached on errors. Boaen delivered again with a single that scored two runs. May then knocked in Nwaka on another sacrifice fly to make it a 7-0 game.

Penn added its eight run in the seventh on a single by Gordon.

In Game 2, Birmingham allowed one run in seven innings of work. The only run he allowed was on a double by Matthew Bouchard. Birmingham retired eight of nine batters from the third through sixth innings and allowed just three hits from the fifth inning on.

The Quakers answered back in the fourth and took a 2-1 lead on a double by Jarron Smith.

The game remained scoreless until the Hoyas (8-11) tied it up in the ninth. Closer Doug Brown (1-1) entered the game, attempting to record his second save of the season. Brown surrendered a leadoff walk to Mark McGlaughlin. Brown was then called for a balk, advancing McGlaughlin into scoring position. McGlaughlin then moved up to third on a sacrifice bunt. Bouchard then singled to center to tie the game at 2-2.

With one out in the home-half of the eleventh, McGlaughlin doubled down the right field line. Derek deGrijs followed with a single to center, putting the winning run 90 feet away. Bouchard laid down a suicide squeeze that scored McGlaughlin and gave the Hoyas a 3-2 win.

Penn returns home Wednesday when they host Lafayette at 3 p.m.