Baseball's Joey Boaen Named Ivy Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA - Penn centerfielder Joey Boaen has been named Ivy League Player of the Week for his efforts in leading the Quakers to three wins in five games last week.

Boaenis the third straight Quaker to receive an Ivy League weekly honor, as freshman right fielder Tony Moses was named Rookie of the Week and sophomore right-hander Bret Wallace was named Pitcher of the Week.

The junior leadoff hitter batted .318 (7-of-22) with three home runs, seven RBI and eight runs scored, including a team-leading .864 slugging percentage and two stolen bases.

Against Columbia on March 25, Boaen had a monster game in Penn’s 12-11 comeback victory, as he went 3-for-3 with two solo home runs and had the game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning. Boaen also scored four runs and walked three times for the game.

The Savannah, Ga., native, who committed no errors on the week, also had a big night against Lafayette on March 22, going 2-for-6 with a two-run homer and three RBI to pace the Quakers in a 10-5 victory.

The Quakers return to the field to host Diamond Five foe Saint Joseph's at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at Meiklejohn Stadium.