Two Big Innings by Maine Leads to 14-2 Loss for Quakers

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BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Maine Black Bears pounded out 14 runs on 16 hits, scoring five runs in the fourth inning and six in the sixth to deal the Penn baseball team a 14-2 loss on Friday evening at FAU Field.

Kyle Armeny provided the Quakers' only offense as he ripped a two-run homer in the fourth inning.

Penn starter Steven Schwartz (0-2) breezed through the first three innings, but ran into trouble in the fourth after he yielded a double to Curt Smith and a walk to Bobby Brown. Maine's Frank Pesanello then stepped up and hit an opposite field three-run homer to right field. The Black Bears would tag two more runs on for a 5-0 lead.

After Armeny's round-tripper in the bottom half of the inning, Maine (4-5)added two more runs in the fifth before scoring six runs on six hits in the sixth inning.

The Quaker bats were once again non-existent, as Maine starter Troy Martin (1-2) went eight innings while allowing two runs on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk.

Schwartz was credited with 11 runs on 11 hits while striking out six and walking four in the loss.

The Quakers (0-7)also struggled defensively, committing five errors on the night.

Penn will play the last of its eight-game Florida road trip on Saturday afternoon against the Black Bears at FAU Field. The game was moved up from its original time of 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., due to a conflict with an earlier starting college game at the field.