Baseball wraps up regular season at Princeton Eyeing Ivy League Championship Series Berth
PRINCETON, N.J. – The University of Pennsylvania baseball team wraps up the 2022 regular season this weekend with a three-game series against Princeton, with multiple Ivy League Championship Series storylines still in play.
Penn will clinch a berth in the series with a win or loss at Dartmouth. The Quakers can also get at least a share of the regular season championship and host the ILCS if:
– Penn takes two of Princeton’s three wins AND Dartmouth sweeps Columbia
– Penn sweeps Princeton AND Dartmouth wins two of three against Columbia
Penn (28-13, 14-4) at Princeton (7-30, 3-15)
Game 1 | Saturday May 14 | 11:30 a.m. | LOOK | STATISTICS
Game 2 | Saturday May 14 | 3 p.m. | LOOK | STATISTICS
Game 3 | Sunday May 15 | 12 p.m. | STATISTICS (No video will be available of Sunday’s game)
PENN: Kevin Eaise (6-1, 3.90 mph), Joe Miller (5-3, 3.96 MPM), TBD
PRINCETON: Jackson Emus (2-5, 4.02 ERA), Andrew D’Alessio (1-5, 8.12 ERA), Tom Chmielewski (2-6, 8.82 ERA)
The series: Princeton
Saturday’s series opener will mark the 275th meeting between Penn and Princeton. The Tigers hold the series advantage, 159-112-3, but the Quakers hold the advantage lately, going 15-7 under the head coach John Yurkow against their rival the Eight Elders.
NEWS AND NOTES: PENN
* Going into the final Ivy series of the regular season, Penn ranks second in the conference in batting average (.316), runs (169), total bases (330), slugging (.497), on-base percentage ( .417) and leads the conference in ERA (3.59), strikeouts (194), opponent’s batting average (.228).
* Individually, Ben Miller ranks in the top 10 in conference play in batting average (.403), slugging (.653), on-base percentage (.494), and RBI (22). Craig Larsen ranks in the top 10 in batting average (.367) and runs scored (23), and Jackson Call is tied for sixth in slugging (.667) and tied for third in home runs (six).
* Penn’s top three pitchers have shown dominance at every level since the conference began: Kevin Eaise, Joe Millerand Owen Coady all rank in the top 10 in ERA, strikeouts, and opponent’s batting average.
PENN IN NUMBERS
1 • Wyatt Henseler needs another home run to set the new single-season home run record (13), currently shared by Henseler, Tom Olszak (1979) and Will Davis (2010). Henseler broke the record on Wednesday night.
2 • Penn is two wins away from setting a single-season winning record (30). The current record of 29 was set by the 1989 team.
9.4 • The Quakers are averaging 9.4 points per game in conference play, including two 27-point performances.
10.8 • Penn’s pitchers have struck out 10.8 per game in the conference, one of only two teams (Harvard) to average more than nine per game. The staff struck out at least seven batters in every Ivy League game.
17 • Penn has walked 17 more than any other team in the conference and has three players in the top eight individually – Cole Palis (16, 1st), Seth Werchan (15, T-2nd), Miller (14, T-5th)
The 2016 Ivy League regular season and tournament champions finish a fourth straight season in the bottom two of the conference standings.
Princeton is fifth in Ivy action in batting average (.257), seventh in slugging (.382) and seventh in on-base percentage (.339). Three daily players are hitting .300 or better in conference, led by Brendan Cumming at .373, good for ninth place among all players. Eric Marasheski hits .340 with OPS over 1,000 and Matt Scannell hits .338.
Princeton’s struggles continue on the mound as the team ranks seventh in ERA (7.31) and last in opponent’s batting average (.311) in the conference. Jackson Emus is the only weekend starter with an ERA below 8.50, registering at 3.32; his 40 strikeouts rank fourth in Ivy action.