Philadelphia Penn’s hard-hitting first baseman Sean Abate was named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week after batting .471 over a five-game span for the Quakers. Abate sent his second and third home runs of the season over the wall, while also smacking four doubles for the Red and Blue.
Abate’s (Dumont, N.J.) week was highlighted by a three-for-three performance against Harvard where he hit a double to left-center field twice in a row and followed up with a home run, his third of the season, in his final at bat of the game. Abate now leads the team in hitting with a .359 batting average and is now hitting a robust .455 in League play.
The Dumont graduate currently leads the Quakers in batting average (.359), slugging percentage (.578), on-base percentage (.440) and runs batted in (17). He is tied with Nate Moffie and Kyle Armeny for the team lead in home runs with three.
Penn is currently 8-14 on the year, 8-6 since returning from its spring trip to the West Coast, and holds a 5-3 mark in Ivy League play. The Quakers travel to New England to face Brown and Yale in Ancient Eight action on April 9-10.
Written by Mat Kanan, associate director of athletic communications