Baseball Splits With Dartmouth

Box Score (Game 1)

Box Score (Game 2)

HANOVER, N.H. - The Quakers beat Dartmouth 9-5 to end their three game losing streak in the opener, but couldn't keep up the momentum, falling in the second game on Saturday, 3-2 in 11 innings.

Vince Voiro pitched the compete game for the win in the first game, while senior Todd Roth went 6.1 innings, allowing just one earned run in the second game. Senior Tom Grandieri went 6-for-9 on the day with two doubles and two runs scored. The 1-1 day moves Penn to 13-14 on the season and 4-4 in Ivy Play. Dartmouth is also 4-4 in the league after the split.

The Red and Blue jumped on Big Green starter Kyle Hendricks, with three hits in the first. Dan Williams started the action with a one-out single up the middle and Grandieri followed with a double. A Mike Mariano single scored Williams, and Grandieri came home on a sacrifice by William Gordon to make it 2-0.

Catcher Will Davis homered to lead off the second for the 3-0 advantage, but Dartmouth got to starter Vince Voiro, scoring two runs on a two-out double in the bottom of the second. The Big Green captured the lead an inning later on a two-run shot to right center by Jim Wren.

Unlike Saturday, Penn got out of the inning without any more damage and responded in the next frame. A double by Gordon and a single by Vigoa put two on with no out. Davis reached on a fielder's choice, which scored Gordon and tie the game at four. The Quakers took the lead for good a batter later as Gable hit a sacrifice fly that brought Vigoa home.

In the fifth, the Red and Blue put the game out of reach by plating four runs. Grandieri started off the action with a double and Mariano followed with a shot over the wall for the 7-4 lead. The next two batters reached base, in Gordon and Vigoa, and after a strikeout, Steve Gable drove them both home with a single to left.

Armed with a 9-4 lead, Voiro allowed just two hits and one run over the final three innings for his second compete game and second win of the season. The sophomore also struck out six batters and walked just two.

In the second game, Roth and starter Kyle Hunter kept the bats of both teams silent, combining to give up just three hits through the first three innings. In the fourth, Penn finally got on the board.

Williams led off the inning with a double down the left field line. Mariano followed with his second home run of the day, this one to left center, to put the Quakers in front 2-0. Penn wouldn't get another run in the inning, as each of the next three batters grounded out.

Penn got a pair of hits in the fifth, but left Emilio Pastor stranded on third. In the bottom of inning Dartmouth finally got on the board. Roth hit the leadoff man and it came back to hurt him as a double and a sacrifice fly cut the lead in half, 2-1.

Two innings later the Big Green loaded the bases with one out, chasing Roth in the process. Reliever Reid Terry entered with the bases loaded and struck out the first batter he faced. The Quakers wouldn't get out of the inning unscathed as Ennis Coble then hit a ball to Vigoa, who misplayed it, allowing a runner to score. The run tied it two apiece, however Terry got the next batter to line out to right field for the final out.

No one came close to scoring until the tenth, as Terry and reliever and Ryan Smith of Dartmouth kept the bats silent. In the tenth, Pastor singled to with one out and stole second one batter later. The freshman moved to third on a booted ball by the shortstop, but got caught in a rundown while trying for the go-ahead run.

In the 11th, the Big Green took advantage of control issues by reliever Trey Jennings. The sophomore walked the first batter he faced on four pitches. A sacrifice bunt moved lead-off hitter Sam Bean to second. Jennings got the second out on a fly to left, but after an intentional walk, Jake Carlson smacked the first pitch he saw for a game-wining single.

Pastor finished the day 3-for-4, his first multi-hit game as a member of the Quakers. Penn remains in second place in the Lou Gehrig Division with a 4-4 mark, trailing Columbia, who is 6-2 in Ivy play.

The Quakers return to action on Wednesday when they host LaSalle for a Big 5 matchup. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.