Leopards Drop a Pair of Road Contests to Penn
PHILADELPHIA – The Lafayette baseball team fell to Penn in a non-conference doubleheader tilt on Sunday afternoon at Meiklejohn Stadium.
The Leopards tallied 14 hits in the two games combined and were led at the dish by John Selsor, who went 4-for-7 with a run scored and an RBI.
Game 1: Penn 13, Leopards 3 (7 innings)
WP: Reitcheck (2-1), LP: David Giusti (1-5)
After being held to just five runs in a pair of games yesterday, Penn’s offense responded by firing on all cylinders as the Quakers compiled 15 hits at the plate while totaling a season-best 13 runs.
For the first time this weekend though, it was the Leopards who were the first on the board. Quentin Bubb led off the game with a single to right and after advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt, he came in to score on a John Selsor RBI double to left center.
The Lafayette lead did not hold for long as the Quakers put up four unanswered runs over the course of the next two innings.
After putting up nine runs in the fourth and fifth inning combined, Penn’s slim lead expanded and helped the Quakers go ahead 13-2 heading into the seventh.
In the final inning of play, the Leopards added a run by using three pinch hitters. Isaiah Berg was called upon to pinch hit and he was hit by a pitch. Two batters later, Jake Sniegocki singled, setting up John Marti for an RBI double to right.
It would end there for the Leopards as the Quakers got out of the inning without allowing another Lafayette run.
Game 2: Penn 4, Leopards 1
WP: Adam Bleday (1-2), LP: Kenny Campbell (0-3), SV: Billy Lescher (2)
The run production fell drastically for both sides in the second game of the doubleheader as Penn (8-9) edged the Leopards 4-1.
Penn started things off with a run in the second after loading the bases up and scoring on a sacrifice fly to deep right. The Quakers went up 2-0 in the fourth once they loaded the bases again and Andrew Murnane grounded out into a fielder’s choice, allowing a run to cross the plate on the play.
In the fifth, the Leopards cut the Penn lead to one when Selsor doubled to left center and then came in to score on a Luke Robinson RBI single to left.
The Quakers took back their two-run advantage though in the seventh after they put two runners on and Chris Adams shot an RBI double into left.
Penn added one additional insurance run in the eighth, before going on to take the second game of the doubleheader by a score of 4-1.
Lafayette will be back in action on Tuesday for its home opener as the Leopards close out a five-game series with Penn at 3 p.m. at Kamine.