Bethlehem, Pa. - Penn fell to an opponent for the second game in as many days as the Quakers suffered a 20-2 defeat at the hands of Lehigh, the runner-up in the 2005 Liberty Bell Classic. Remington Chin became Penn's all-time single-season leader in pitching appearances, making his 18th of the year against the Mountain Hawks.
Chin has primarily been used as a middle reliever this season, making 17 of his record 18 appearances from the bullpen. Despite starting just one game in 2005, Chin has compiled a 2-1 record, showing his control of late game situations. The Manhassett, N.Y. native surpassed Jud Damon, who had held the record for 17 years with his 17 appearances in 1988. Between Damon and Chin, three Quakers haveattempted to set a new mark, two of which are on this year's team. Brian Winings and Josh Appell each made a bid for the record in 2003 as Winings appeared in 15 games and Appellcame up one short with 16 trips to the mound.Appell tied Travis Arbogast who had 16 appearances in 1997.
In three innings the Penn (11-22) offense had collected one hit, a single to right field off the bat of J.T. Hutchinson. Lehigh (21-14-1)was more fortunate during the opening three frames, plating five runs on seven hits. Matt McBride drove in the first of his five RBI with a sacrifice fly to left field. McBride finished the day 4-for-4 with three runs scored to lead eight Mountain Hawks with multi-hit games. Lehigh put the game out of reach with a pair of seven-run innings in the fifth and sixth frames.
Penn's two runs came in the fifth and eighth innings. Bryan Graves, who went 2-for-5 on the day, drove in the Quakers' first tally, scoring Nate Moffie, who had led off the inning with his seventh double of the season. Freshman Alex Nwaka pinch hit for Evan Sobel in the top of the eighth and produced, smacking his first-career home run.
The Red andBlue close the regular season on April 23-24 with a four-game series in Ithaca, N.Y. against Lou Gehrig Division rival Cornell. Both doubleheaders begin at noon.
Written by Mat Kanan, associate director of athletic communications