Baseball Takes Two From Yale

Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Penn swept Yale in an Ivy League doubleheader Saturday, winning game one, 12-6, in extra innings before Jim Birmingham twirled a five-hit complete game to lead the Quakers to a 9-1 victory in the nightcap.

Penn (12-12, 6-4 Ivy) won its fourth-straight Ivy League game. Yale fell to 7-18 overall and 1-5 in Ancient Eight play.

In the first game, the Quakers put up six runs in the top of the eighth to win, keyed by Kyle Armeny's single up the middle to score William Gordon for the game-winning run. Andy Console pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth to earn the win.

Yale scored first with a four-run second, but the Quakers responded in kind in the top of the third to tie the game.

Both teams turned in two-run fifth innings, first when Joey Boaen homered for Penn and then when Yale's Charles Bush doubled to center field to score a pair.

The score stayed the way into the extra frame, but the Quakers' bats exploded to manufacture six runs. Armeny's single provided the first run, and two Yale errors combined with seven Penn hits to make up the difference. Console shut down Yale over the final two innings, allowing just one hit.

In the second game, Birmingham pictched a gem, allowing just one run and stiking out seven. Matt Toffaletti went 2-for-5 with five RBI, including a three-run homer in the seventh.

The Quakers broke open a 3-1 game in the seventh with five runs. Armeny hit a lead-off homer before Toffaletti's blast made it 7-1. Jarron Smith also scored in the inning after walking and scoring on an error. Penn added the final run in the eighth Toffaletti scored Armeny on a fielder's choice.

Penn returns to play tomorrow with a doubleheader at Brown starting at noon.