Baseball completes second straight Ivy series sweep with 4-2 win over Brown
PHILADELPHIA CREAM – The University of Pennsylvania baseball team swept their second straight Ivy League series and led their winning streak to seven games with a 4-2 win over Brown University on Sunday afternoon since the Meiklejohn Stadium.
HOW DID IT HAPPEN
After each team charged with two outs in the first but failed to drive one, Penn (26-9, 12-2) took the upper hand in the second behind errant pitches and lineouts Bears.
Seth Werchan was hit by a pitch with one out and Justin Carboni, making his first start of the season, followed by a walk. After a wild throw, each runner came back up 90 feet, Tommy Courtney reached on a field error by the shortstop, sending Carboni to third and scoring Werchan. Jackson Call followed by a short groundout, scoring Carboni.
Brown (8-22, 3-12) cut the deficit in half in the fifth, then tied the game in the sixth on a pair of solo home runs.
With the match still tied at the end of the seventh, Wyatt Henseler reached on one hit per pitch, eventually advancing to third on a wild pitch and a passed ball. Ben Miller took full advantage of the situation, dragging Henseler down with a sacrificed fly. After Craig Larsen reached on an error and advanced second on another wild throw, Cole Palis laced a single from the opposite field, scoring Larsen with an insurance run.
Owen Coady struck out three batters over the last two innings as he closed out the game, improving to 5-0 that year.
*For only the second time this season, Penn has won a game in which he was beaten by his opponent (2-6).
* Penn improved to 18-2 for the season when leading after seven innings and 20-2 when leading after eight.
*The Quakers earned their 15th home win, the second such win for the program in the past 19 seasons (2017).
*Coady struck out at least six batters for the eighth straight time and ninth time in 10 appearances, surpassing 60 for the season.
The Quakers play their last home game of the regular season against Rider on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.