PHILADELPHIA - Senior ace Vince Voiro earned his first career Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honor on Tuesday after hurling a complete-game victory over Northeastern last week at the Russ Matt Tournament in Auburndale, Fla.
Though Voiro had thrown 10 career complete games coming into his senior season, they had all come in seven-inning games. Wednesday's outing was the first time he went a full nine. Northeastern entered the contest with the Quakers on a four-game winning streak and a 5-2 overall mark, but Voiro shut down the Huskies early on, allowing only two baserunners in the first three innings off an error and a walk. NU wouldn't get a base hit until the fourth inning and wouldn'tadvance a runnerinto scoring position until the seventh.
Though Northeastern would scratch two runs across in the seventh inning, Penn re-took the lead in the eighth, putting Voiro in line for the victory. With a runner on and no outs in the ninth inning, Voiro blew his seventh strikeout of the game past for the first out and ended the game by deflecting a possible base hit up the middle off his glove and directly to shortstop Kyle Toomey, who stepped on second and threw on to first for the game-ending double play and a 3-2Quakers victory.
Penn will return to action with its home opener on Wednesday afternoon, facing the Temple Owls at 3 p.m. from Meiklejohn Stadium. The Quakers travel back down south this weekendfor a three-game set at Charleston Southern.