Baseball Splits With Princeton On Friday

Box Score (Game 1)

Box Score (Game 2)

PHILADELPHIA - Penn's comeback bid fell short in the opener as Princeton scored in the bottom of the seventh to win it 8-7, however the Quakers rebounded in the second game of the day, pounding out 18 hits en route to a 13-7 victory.

The Quakers moved to 8-8 in the Ivy League with the split.Right fielder Tom Grandieri went 7-for-9 on the day to pace the Quakers. He also added two doubles, a home run and four RBI. SeniorSteve Gable went 6-for-9 on the day with three RBI and three runs scored.Senior Todd Roth earned his second straight victory, going 6.1 innings allowing six earned runs while striking out seven.

Dan Williams scored on an error in the first to give Penn the early 1-0 lead. The Quakers added to that total an inning later, as Steve Gable and junior Jeremy Maas each doubled and drove in an RBI to push it to a 3-0 advantage.

Princeton tied the game up in the bottom on the third, as starter Vince Voiro gave up a pair of singles and --Berkowitz hit a one out shot over the right field fence, scoring both runners on base. An inning later they got to Voiro again. The sophomore got two of the first three batters out, but a single with two down left runners on first and second. For the second time in as many innings, the Tigers went yard, this time to take a 6-3 lead. A home run by the following batter made it 7-3 after fourth.

The Penn bats struggled in the fifth, but started the comeback attempt in the sixth with a single by Steve Gable to center. Two batters later, Jeremy Maas hit his fifth home run on the season, pulling the Red and Blue within two at 7-5.

Voiro threw a 1-2-3 sixth and Grandieri led off the top of the seventh with a double. A groundout by Davis and a single by Gordon made it a one run game as Grandieri came home. Mariano struck out for the second out, though Gordon stole second. Down to the final out, Adrian Lorenzo came through for Penn, singling to left field and scoring Gordon to tie the game. A single by Gable moved Lorenzo to third, but Emilio Pastor lined out to the first baseman to end the inning.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Quakers brought in Reid Terry to close it. Terry induced a groundout to open the inning, but then walked Sam Mulroy. A single to center put runners on the corners and Jon Broscious hit a ball to third that was fielded by Williams in a double play attempt, but they couldn't turn two and Mulroy came home from third with the winning run.

In the second game, Penn led off the scoring with a pair of runs in the second inning. Grandieri, Lorenzo and Pastor all singled in the inning, as both Grandieri and Lorenzo came around to score for the early lead.

In the bottom of the third, Princeton tied it up with two of their own. Grandieri got the Quakers back the lead in the top of the fourth, leading off the inning with a double and then scoring on a Derek Vigoa single.

Two runs by Princeton in the bottom of the frame made it 4-3. The Red and Blue erased the Tiger lead as each of the first five batters in the fifth reached, with three coming around to score.

Roth was unable to completely shut the door, allowing three more Princeton runs over the next two innings. Penn however continually provided the offense he needed to get the win. The Red and Blue scored twice in the top of the seventh and were able to maintain a slight 8-7 lead going into the eighth.

Over the final two innings the Quakers put the Tiger's hope of a comeback to rest, scoring three times in the eighth and then added two more in the ninth for the 13-7 final.

Penn returns to action tomorrow when they take on Princeton for another doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for noon.