March 13, 2010
WINTER PARK, Fla. - With the score tied at five runs apiece in the bottom of the ninth inning, The Georgetown University baseball team (6-6) threatened with two runners on base and one out. The Penn Quakers (2-4) escaped the jam and followed, scoring two runs in the top of the tenth inning to defeat the Hoyas, 7-5 on Saturday afternoon at Alfond Stadium at the Rollins Week of Baseball.
Tommy Isaacs (Ponte Verde, Fla./Bolles ) tossed 7.0 innings of one hit ball for GU, allowing two runs, but did not figure in the decision. Dan Capeless went 2-for-5 with a double an RBI, but it would not be enough as Trey Jennings tossed two innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory for Penn.
The Hoyas and Quakers were locked in a scoreless tie through five innings when Jeremy Maas and Emilio Pastor each drew walks and stole second to give Penn two runners in scoring position for Tom Grandieri, who singled to score both runners.
Georgetown would tie the score in the bottom of the sixth, as Rand Ravnaas (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal) scored on a throwing error and Capeless doubled to drive in Chip Malt (Boston, Mass./Buckingham Browne & Nichols).
Penn scored three more in the top of the eighth inning, with Grandieri driving in another run for the Quakers. In the bottom of the eighth the Hoyas would tie the score again. Tom Elliott (Blue Bell, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) doubled to drive in a run. Elliott and Capeless would each cross the plate tying the score at five.
The Hoyas threatened in the bottom of the ninth, as Malt led off with a single, but with runners on first and second with one out, Jennings notched a strike out and induced a fly out to right field to escape the jam. The Quakers would score two runs in the top of the tenth to put away the Blue and Gray.
Neal Dennison (Houston, Texas/Lamar) took the tough luck loss, allowing two runs, none earned, on two hits over 3.0 innings.