PHILADELPHIA - Freshman Brandon Engelhardt was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Tuesday after hitting .435 and helping the Quakers to a 3-2 record in last week's action.
Engelhardt is the second consecutive Penn freshman to earn Rookie of the Week honors, after pitcher Matt Gotschall received the honor last week. The Red and Blue's starting second baseman and leadoff hitter went 10-for-23 last week, scoring three times while driving in a team-best 5 RBI. He also extended his hit streak to a career-best eight games and had a pair of three-hit performances. In his final at-bat of the weekend Engelhardt singled home the game-tying run in the top of the seventh, only to see Penn fall in the last of the seventh.
For the season he leads the team with a .383 average, 23 hits and 13 RBI. Engelhardt is also second with four steals and 27 total bases.
Penn returns to action on Wednesday at 3 p.m. when they host Villanova in the team's home opener.