DELAND, Fla. – After being halted in the sixth inning on Saturday, the University of Pennsylvania baseball team won 7-4 in completing game two of the series with Stetson, before dropping the finale 3-1 on Sunday.
The Quakers picked up their first win of the season on the offensive power of junior Matt Greskoff, and the arm of sophomore left-hander Mike Reitcheck.
Before the rain on Saturday, Greskoff had powered the Penn offense with a three-run home run to give the Red and Blue a 4-1lead. After Stetson had tied the game in the bottom of the sixth, the outfielder again gave the Quakers the boost they needed with a two out, two run single, to regain the lead. Reitcheck pitched 4.0 innings of relief, on for senior Connor Cuff, allowing just one run and picking up the victory.
In addition to the offense provided by Greskoff, senior catch Austin Bossart also went 3-for-3 in the game and drew two walks. Junior shortstop Ryan Mincher also added three hits.
In Sunday’s regularly schedule game, Penn (1-2) managed to combine for five hits on offense, three coming from senior Jeff McGarry, including a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning.
Sophomore Jake Cousins allowed two runs in 5.1 innings of work, and five hits in the defeat. Stetson (7-5) starter Brooks Wilson matched Cousins’ numbers, but was able to escape without allowing a run. Cousins allowed one run each in the second and sixth innings, senior left-hander Stephen Silvestri allowed the other Hatter run in the eighth inning.
Penn returns from Florida this week, before traveling on its spring trip to Viriginia. The Quakers will face Old Dominion in a three-game series beginning Friday, March 6. They will then travel to Richmond, Va. to take on VCU March 10-11, before finishing the trip with a weekend series against Richmond, March 13-15.