UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team completed a three-game sweep of the Penn Quakers on Sunday afternoon, winning 1-0.
With the victory, Richmond improves to 7-10-1 on the season overall, while Penn falls to 2-9 with the loss. The three-game sweep is the first for the Spiders since it won all three against Wagner last season.
“Another great win today,” Richmond head coach Tracy Woodson said following the game. “Obviously, the pitching was great today. The bullpen did a great job. I though we swung the bats well, too, just weren’t finding the holes.”
LHP Zach Grossfeld was solid in his start for the Spiders, pitching four shutout innings. RHP James Lively followed, tossing two scoreless innings of relief. RHP Dan Martinson pitched the final three innings to earn his first save of the season.
Sophomore Matt Dacey drove in the game’s only run, going 2-for-3 on the day. Classmate Tanner Stanley went 3-for-4 with a run and two stolen bases, while sophomore Tyler Beckwith had a pair of hits in the win.
The only scoring of the game came in the bottom of the third for the Spiders. After a single from Stanley and a walk to sophomore Doug Kraeger, Dacey continued his hot streak, lining a single to right field, plating Stanley from second to give Richmond a 1-0 lead.
In the team’s best pitching performance of the season, the trio of Grossfeld, Lively and Martinson allowed only five Penn hits. The Spider defense was also solid, turning three crucial double plays in the victory.
The Richmond Spiders baseball team will be back on the field this Friday when the team travels to Ohio to begin Atlantic 10 conference play at Dayton. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.