PRINCETON, N.J. - In a crucial series with its Gehrig Division rival, the University of Pennsylvania baseball team was swept by Princeton in a doubleheader on Saturday and now falls three games behind the Tigers. Penn struggled with runners on base throughout the day, adding to the Quakers frustration.
Game One: Penn 2 - Princeton 7
IN A HOLE EARLY: Coming into Saturday's doubleheader, Penn had allowed 20 runs in the first inning, tied for most in any inning this season. Game one wouldn't offer much help to that total as the Quakers allowed a pair in the opening frame. Zack Belski flew out to center to allow a run to score, before Joseph Flynn doubled the lead with an RBI single.
PENN ANSWERS: In the second, Penn cut the lead in half with the third home run of the year by freshman Matt O'Neill. O'Neill hit a high fly ball to left that traveled into the shrubs at Clarke Field.
In the fourth, the Quakers tied the game at two on back-to-back doubles from Matt Tola and Matt McGeagh.Tola doubled down the left field line and scored a few pitches later when McGeagh doubled to center.
PRINCETON PUTS FIVE ON THE BOARD: Tied at two in the fourth, Princeton put five runs on the board to run away with a 7-2 lead. Jesper Horsted broke the tie with a two-run sinlge, followed by a three-run blast by Billy Arendt to give the Tiger a lasting five-run lead.
Game Two: Penn 1 - Princeton 3
TIGERS TOUCH THEM ALL: The Quakers first inning issue reared its ugly head again in game two, with Princeton scoring twice on back-to-back home runs from Billy Arendt and Danny Hoy to make it 2-0.
EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS: Penn got a run back in the second on a Matt McGeagh singled through the left side and allwed Matt O'Neill to hustle home. O'Neill led off the frame with a single.
BACK TO TWO: In the third inning, Jesper Horsted led off with a ball off the right field fence, allowing him to hustle all the way to third. Hoy then restored the Tigers' two run lead with a single to center.
QUAKER NOTES: Penn outhit Princeton 8-7 in the first game... With the loss, the Quakers have lost eight games in 2016 when they outhit their opponents... Pennn left 10 men on base in both games.
UP NEXT: Penn heads back to Princeton on Sunday for another doubleheader. Mike Reitcheck and Jake Cousins will take the mound for the Quakers.
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