Graul Named Ivy League Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA - Capping off an incredible five games for junior Tim Graul, the Ivy League has named the catcher and designated hitter their Baseball Player of the Week. Graul went 7-for-20 with four doubles, a home run, and 10 RBIs and helped the Quakers to three wins.

Graul started his week with a 3-for-5 performance at Lehigh where he doubled twice and had four RBIs and ended his week with a 2-for-4 game where he had another double and his first long ball of the season against Lafayette. He had three games in which he recorded multiple RBI's and vaulted himself into second in the Ancient Eight with 14. Graul leads the circuit in doubles with eight on the season.

In addition to Graul's honors, pitcher Billy Lescher and catcher Matt O'Neill were named to the Ivy League's honor roll.

Lescher earned two wins to bring himself into a tie for the most in the Ivy League with three. He made two starts, pitching nine total innings and allowing just one run. He was recognized by the Philadelphia Big five as the Pitcher of the Week.

O'Neill was just edged for Rookie of the Week honors as the freshman hit .417 with three doubles and three RBIs. O'Neill celebrated his honor roll selection by hitting his first collegiate home run against Villanova on Tuesday.

Penn begins Ivy League play this weekend as they play host to Brown on Saturday and Yale on Sunday in a pair of doubleheaders beginning at noon.