PHILADELPHIA – In a weekend split with Ivy League Gehrig Division rival Columbia, University of Pennsylvania senior catcher Austin Bossart earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors, helpingpower the Quaker offense, andforcing a one game playoff for the division title.
Bossart went for 7-for-17 (.412) in the four game series with the Lions, including two home runs and two doubles, while driving in three runs and scoring twice.
Behind the plate, Bossart threw out all three Columbia base runners that attempted to steal in the series, and caught sophomore right-handed pitcher Jake Cousins’ one hit, complete game, victory on Sunday in game one.
Bossart set the tone of the series for Penn, hitting one of his home runs in the top of the first inning in game one of the series on Saturday at Columbia.
He is currently leading the Quakers in hitting (.361, 48 hits) and on base percentage (.424).
Penn (22-14, 16-4 Ivy) and Columbia (26-14, 16-4 Ivy) will meet in a Gehrig Division playoff game for the second consecutive season on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Columbia. For more information, please click here.
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