Penn Club Baseball headed into our series with La Salle this weekend with a 6-0 record. We began the series on a beautiful Friday afternoon.
For the first game of the series, lefty James Emerick took the mound for PCB. Emerick started the 1st inning with a fly out and 2 K’s, and he never looked back. The southpaw dealt on Friday, striking out 11 and giving up only 1 earned run. Down 1-0 in the top of the 3nd inning, our offense woke up and scored two runs with a timely single and sacrifice fly. With the game tied at 2-2 in the top of the 4th inning, our 7-8-9 hitters stringed two singles and a double together. In the bottom of the 4th, Emerick took the mound with a 4-2 lead. Although our offense failed to add any insurance runs, ‘Big Stick’ and our defense held La Salle scoreless for the next three innings. With a big 4-2 win, PCB left La Salle’s campus Friday feeling good.
Game 2 and 3
Unfortunately, on Saturday, PCB did not play the same standard of baseball we’re used to. In Game 2, Grant racked up 10 K’s, but defensive lapses led to 4 runs in the first inning. After scoring one run the first inning, our offense fell silent over the next six innings. We lost Game 2, 4-1. Cherney took the mound in Game 3 and pitched well over five innings of work. Our offense struggled again, and we lost 5-3.
Although it was a very disappointing weekend, Co-President Miller reminded us of the ‘Winners’ Curve.’
With two huge series remaining in the regular season, PCB will look to rebound from this low point and finish the season strong. Come support PCB next weekend at Rider in Lawerenceville, New Jersey