Baseball posts two 10-run games in Ivy Doubleheader Sweep of Cornell


PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania baseball team won an Ivy League doubleheader from Cornell on Saturday, winning Game 1 10-1 and Game 2 10-4 behind strong starts Kevin Eise and Joe Miller and a monster offensive day off Wyatt Henseler.

The Quakers clinched their fourth straight Ivy League series to open conference play after a 22-hit attempt in the two games.

Eaise gave up a run in the first inning but limited further damage with back-to-back strikeouts to finish the inning.

Penn came back with three at the end of the inning. After reaching an error, Tommy Courtney hit on a passed ball. Wyatt Henseler followed by a double to the right that scores a goal Jackson appealand Ben Miller Another one-two to the right followed, and Henseler scored.

The Big Red again brought up two runners with an out in the second, but like the first, Eaise finished the inning with back-to-back strikeouts without scoring a run.

Each pitcher let in from the third through the fifth, only allowing two hits at a time. At the end of the sixth, Henseler broke up the game with a two-barrel shot to the left.

Henseler added the icing on the cake with a double to the left in the eighth for his fourth RBI of the game; Penn added his 10th run of the game later in the inning on a wild field

Miller flashed some early leather on the mound for Penn, grabbing a screaming liner off the bat of the second Big Red hitter of the game as part of a scoreless first two strikeout.

Penn got another run on the board in the first as Courtney went from station to station, taking a walk before finishing second on a pass ball, third on a fly-out and scoring on a ground-out.

In the third, a two-run Appel double and an RBI double for Henseler made it 4-0 for Penn. With Cornell on the board at the top of fourth, Courtney extended Penn’s lead to 6-1 with a two-run single in the sixth.

After Cornell got back within striking distance in seventh and eighth with an undeserved run, Penn broke the game with a foursome at the bottom of eighth.

With two outs, Appel started the scoring with an RBI double, then Henseler capped his stellar day on the plate with a three-run shot to the left. The sophomore finished the doubleheader 6-for-10 with five extra base hits, four runs and nine RBI.

* Eaise went at least five innings and allowed just one run for his third straight start, hitting eight batsmen, just one from his season high, and surpassing 100 for his Quaker career.

*Miller earned his fifth win of the season as team leader by going at least seven innings for the second time this season and allowing a deserved run for the first time in his last four starts.

* Henseler’s six hits matched his performance in his previous five games and his nine RBI matched his performance in his previous 12 games.

*On his 12th appearance as team leader, David Schuhmacher scored his fourth straight game without a goal and lowered his ERA to a team-best 0.71.

The teams will wrap up the series tomorrow at 12pm at Meiklejohn Stadium.




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