Baseball Sweeps Brown on Strength of Offense

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Finishing up Ivy League play versus the Rolfe Division on Sunday facing Brown, the University of Pennsylvania baseball team swept the Bears, winning 13-2 and 14-2 in a doubleheader.

Penn (12-9, 7-1 Ivy) totaled 27 runs in two games on the strength of eight home runs - five in game one and three in game two. Seniors Connor Betbeze and Jeff McGarry tallied one home run in each game, while junior Ryan Mincher hit two home runs in game one. Senior Austin Bossart hit a home run in game one and senior Mitch Montaldo hit a home run in game two for the Quakers.

On the day Penn totaled 24 hits, 16 which were extra base hits, the eight home runs and eight doubles.

Playing a regularly scheduled seven inning contest in game one, game two was called after seven innings due to rain.

Five Penn players had multiple hits in game one, led by junior Jonah Campbell with three hits. Mincher drove in four runs, while Bossart drove in three.

Senior left-handed pitcher Ronnie Glenn (2-2) threw a complete game, working 7.0 innings and striking out eight Brown batters. Glenn now has 30 strikeouts in in 30.2 innings pitched this season.

In game two, Connor Betbeze went 3-for-3, scoring four runs, and totaling four RBI. He drove in the second most runs in the game behind Austin Bossart, who totaled five RBI on two sacrifice flies and a bases loaded double that cleared the bases.

On the mound, sophomore right-handed pitcher Jake Cousins (2-1) threw all seven innings in the second game, allowing just one earned run, while striking out eight batters.

Over the four games this weekend versus Yale and Brown, the Penn offense totaled 54 hits, 29 of which went for extra bases. The Quakers hit 13 home runs, one triple, and 15 doubles. They also totaled 51 RBI, scoring 52 runs.

In addition on the mound, Penn pitchers combined for 30 strikeouts in 30.0 innings pitched over the four games.

The Quakers return to Philadelphia, ready to face Villanova in the semifinal round of the Liberty Bell Classic on Tuesday. Penn will look to avenge an earlier, 9-4, loss to the Wildcats this spring. First pitch is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

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