BOCA RATON, Fla. For the second time in as many days, the University of Pennsylvania baseball team won in their last at bat. Monday’s win saw junior Kyle Armeny crush Boston College pitcher Dan Houston’s first pitch well over the right field fence to give Penn (2-2) a 7-6 victory.
Boston College got on the board first, scoring one run in the second. In the third, the Eagles first three batters reached base. BC stole a run on a first-third steal. After starter Joe Thornton surrendered a walk, Eric Campbell then doubled down the left field line scoring Ryan Hutchinson. The Eagles added their third run on a sacrafice fly to go ahead 4-0.
Penn scored two runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to take a 6-4 lead. With one out in the fourth, Josh Corn and Joey Boaen each singled. Tim May followed with a double to left center that scored two runs.
After a Steve Gable lead off single in the fifth, Alex Nwaka homered to left to tie the game. However, Penn was not done. With two out, Corn doubled to left. Boaen then crushed a homer to right center to give the Quakers a 6-4 lead.
The Quakers ran into trouble in the seventh when Boston College’s first two batters reached base on reliever Bret Wallace. Reid Terry came in to pitch and got the first out on a sacrifice bunt. Terry hit the next batter to load the bases, but got a strikeout for the second out of the inning. John Ayers hit a ground ball up the middle that looked to be a routine play, but the ball took a bad hop on William Gordon allowing to runs two score and BC to tie the game at 6-6.
The game remained scoreless until Armeny’s walk-off homer in the ninth.
Penn is off Tuesday, but returns to action Wednesday against St. Bonaventure at 2:30 p.m.