PHILADELPHIA – In seven games this past week, University of Pennsylvania seniors Connor Betbeze and Ronnie Glenn helped propel the Quakers baseball team to a 7-0 record, including a 6-0 mark in Ivy play, while earning the Big 5 Player and Pitcher of the Week awards.
Betbeze ignited the Penn offense moving into the leadoff role in the lineup. The senior totaled 13 hits in 26 at bats (.500) and scored 14 runs in the seven games. The outfielder totaled eight RBI with five extra base hits, including two home runs. Over the four games this weekend versus Yale and Brown, the Penn offense as a whole 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 his two starts this past week, Glenn went the distance-plus in his start Monday versus Harvard. The normal seven-inning game in an Ivy doubleheader went to extra innings, but Glenn pitched all nine innings, allowing just one run while striking out five in the walk-off win for the Quakers. In his start versus Brown the following Sunday, Glenn once again went the distance throwing seven innings and striking out eight. Glenn is now 2-2 on the season with a 2.35 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 30.2 innings pitched.
The Quakers face Villanova Tuesday in the Liberty Bell Classic semifinal, before traveling to face Cornell in four games this weekend in Ivy League action.