ORLANDO, Fla. - The Quaker baseball team couldn't muster any offense against Central Florida pitching, as the Knights beat Penn, 9-2, Wednesday afternoon at Jay Bergman Field.
Central Florida scored four runs in the second inning off Penn starter Michael Gibbons, who allowed seven runs on seven hits despite getting minimal help from a Quaker defense that committed two errors and missed plays that would have ended the inning.
From that point, Knights starter Mitch Houck kept the Quakers at bay, as he allowed just two hits through six innings while striking out seven and walking just one.
The Quakers scored two runs in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Joey Boaen and an RBI groundout by Ken-Ichi Hino.
Freshman Tim May had two hits for Penn in the losing effort.
Penn will try and snap its five-game skid on Thursday when they take on Maine at the Santaluces Athletic Complex in Lantana, Fla. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.