PHILADELPHIA Penn senior Josh Corn and freshman Todd Roth have been named the Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, in voting conducted by the five area head coaches. Corn batted .545 while Roth pitched 8.1 scoreless innings for the Quakers. The organization, which was called the Philadelphia Diamond Five last season, is now under the umbrella of the Philadelphia Big Five office.
Corn was 6-for-11 (.545) with a pair of doubles to help the Quakers to a 2-1 week with wins over Big 5 rival Temple and at Georgetown. He is batting .381 with nine RBI for Penn.This marks the second Big 5 Player of the Week honor in as many weeks as sophomore Tim May earned the honor last week.
Roth fired 8.1 scoreless innings and allowed seven hits for the week lowered his ERA to 1.86 for the season. The rookie right-hander earned his first collegiate win at Georgetown on Sunday after throwing a complete-game shutout. Roth retired 26 of 28 batters to improve to 1-1 on the season. He has fanned 18 batters in 19.1 innings.