• GoPrincetonTigers.Tv Princeton Store Tickets
  • Donate Live Events Live Stats
Cornell Opens Final Ivy Weekend With Home Sweep Of Baseball
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Release: 04/25/2014

BOX SCORES: Cornell 6, Princeton 4 l Cornell 4, Princeton 2

The Cornell baseball team won a pair of close games Friday to open the final weekend of the Ivy League season. Following the 6-4 and 4-2 losses, Princeton will return home to host Cornell for a Sunday pair.

GAME ONE

Freshman designated hitter Nick Hernandez went 2-for-2, while both Danny Baer and Alec Keller had two-hit games, but Princeton could never make up a 4-0 deficit at the end of the first inning in a 6-4 loss.

Cornell got its first two men on base in the first inning without getting a hit, but it was still scoreless with two outs. But Chad Powers couldn't get the third out before enough damage was done, as Ryan Plantier singled in the first run, and Ryan Karl hit a three-run home run over the right field fence to open a 4-0 lead.

Powers kept Cornell off the board long enough to let his offense get back within a run. Princeton scored twice in the fifth off RBI singles by Billy Arendt and Baer, and it added another run off a single by Jonathan York in the sixth. But Cornell got two runs back in the bottom of the sixth inning on a double by Matt Hall to reclaim a three-run lead.

Powers pitched a complete game and allowed only two earned runs. He struck out four and only walked one batter.

GAME TWO

Princeton was able to grab its first lead of the day in the fourth inning of the nightcap, but a three-run sixth by the home team led Cornell to the 4-2 win.

Peter Owens produced both Princeton runs in the fourth inning. He drove in Paul Tupper with a triple, and with two outs in the inning, he scored on a passed ball to open a 2-1 lead.

Starter Keelan Smithers held that lead until he hit trouble in the sixth inning. Like the first inning in the opener, all the damage came with two outs. A double by Jordan Winawer and a triple by J.D. Whetsel scored the first two runs, and Whetsel was able to add a third on a throwing error.

Relievers Chris Bodurian and Jonathan York kept Cornell off the board for the final 2.1 innings, but Princeton went down in order in the final two innings. Their best opportunity came in the seventh inning when both Chad Powers and Danny Hoy singled with two outs, but Arendt flew out to right field to end the rally.

Back
2013-14 Home Meets
ETAPVCFriends Groups
Free VideosTiger BlogMore Headlines

TigerBlog , the official blog of Princeton Athletics.

July 24, 2014 - Taking Requests
Tags: General

July 23, 2014 - The Year In Review
Tags: General

July 22, 2014 - Small World
Tags: Lacrosse

July 21, 2014 - RIP, James Garner
Tags: General

July 18, 2014 - Think About Your Life, Pippin
Tags: General

May 15, 2014 TigerCast
Rowers Will Gillis (heavyweights) and Ed Northrop (lightweights)...
May 8, 2014 TigerCast
Molly Higgins and Adam Bragg join TigerCast to discuss the...
May 1, 2014 TigerCast
Junior Erin McMunn joined the latest edition of TigerCast to...
XCTwitterAD
DMR National Champs
Hyatt Slider

Sports Camps
PNC Bank
Tyco Community Spotlight
   
   
Athlete of the Week
Presented by Coach USA
Returns Sept. 8
National Champions
Julia Ratcliffe Wins Title
Championship Streak Now 43
Princeton Sports Properties
Official Corporate Partners
Join the Princeton Corporate Partner Team
Sports Tickets
Proud Partner of Princeton Athletics
Buy and sell college and pro sports tickets
Email Updates
Don't Miss a Minute of the Action
Sign up to receive exclusive Princeton Tiger email updates