Philadelphia, Pa. Penn first-year slugger Kyle Armeny was named this week’s Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week after collecting seven hits in conference action, including a solo home run in Saturday’s opener against Princeton.
Armeny showed why he is the offensive future of the Penn baseball team, hitting .444 this past week and registering at least one hit in all five games played. The rookie went 8-for-18 this past week, 7-for-14 (.500) in Ivy League action, recording three multi-hit games against Princeton. Once on the base paths, Armeny was a threat to score as the freshman crossed the dish six times in four games against the Tigers.
The Florham, N.J. native had a .889 slugging percentage and a .524 on-base percentage, also earning three walks over the past five games. The Hanover Park graduate belted the fourth home run of his career in the opener against Princeton on Saturday. The Tigers had pulled to within one run in their half of the inning. Armeny quickly gave the Quakers their two-run edge back as he sent the ball into the upper part of the netting over the right field wall in a matter of seconds. The 3-1 run victory powered Penn past its League rival as the Red and Blue swept Saturday’s action.
Penn is currently 11-20 on the year and holds a 7-9 mark in Ivy League play. The Quakers are looking for a sweep of Lou Gehrig Division rival Cornell on April 23-24. The series will end the regular season for the Red and Blue and, barring a division title, will end the career of long time head coach Bob Seddon who will hang up his cleats after 34 seasons at the helm.
Written by Mat Kanan, associate director of athletic communications