PHILADELPHIA - Helping propel the University of Pennsylvania baseball team to five wins this past week, senior infielder Mitch Montaldo was named Co-Ivy League Player of the Week after hitting five home runs while collecting 10 RBI.
Montaldo collected hits in each of the five games, going 9-for-19 (.474), with two doubles and five home runs. Batting from the right side, Montaldo hit two home runs in Wednesday’s game versus Saint Peter’s at home, before hitting two more home runs in game two at Yale Saturday. He ended the weekend with a home run in game two at Brown on Sunday.
On his way to totaling 10 RBI, Montaldo drove in three runs Wednesday versus the Peacocks, and five runs in the game two performance versus Yale. Against Brown, he drove in two runs.
Along with earning Ivy recognition, Montaldo received attention nationally, being named a mid-major top performer by D1Baseball.com on April 1 and April 4.
Over the four games this weekend versus Yale and Brown, the Penn offense as a whole totaled 54 hits, 29 of which went for extra bases. The Quakers hit 13 home runs, one triple, and 15 doubles. They also totaled 51 RBI, scoring 52 runs.
After a midweek Liberty Bell Classic semifinal game versus Villanova, Penn will head to Ithaca, N.Y. to face Cornell in a four-game Ivy League series this weekend, April 10-12.
Ivy League Release