April 4, 2006
PHILADELPHIA - An 18-hit attack and strong pitching allowed Penn (7-18) to gain revenge on Saint Joseph's (11-21) with a 13-1 victory in Philadelphia Diamond Five action at Meikeljohn Stadium. SJU, which topped the Quakers last Wednesday, received two hits apiece from Jeremy Jakubowski and Greg Mason.
The Crimson and Gray managed just one run against Penn starter Michael Gibbons. The Quaker senior (1-2) went the distance, scattering eight hits to post his first-ever collegiate victory and complete game. SJU meanwhile used five pitchers.
SJU trailed 2-0 after Penn plated single runs in each of the first two frames. The Hawks, however cut the lead in half with a run in the bottom of the second. With two out, Mike Blahusch walked and then went to second on a failed pick-off attempt. He then scored on a RBI single by Jakubowski.
Hawk starter Chris Prescott (0-5) was solid surrendering just two runs and matching a career-high with six strikeouts, but left the game after four innings with SJU trailing.
It was all Penn the rest of the way. They added a run in the fifth off SJU reliever Don Werner and broke the game open with four runs in teh sixth and two in the seventh. They added four more runs in the ninth.
Penn homered three times in teh game and Joey Boaen went 5-6 with three doubles, three runs and three RBI.
SJU resumes Atlantic 10 play this weekend with a three-game series against A-10 newcomer Saint Louis beginning on Friday.