Courtney delivers game-winner in extras as Penn beats No. 22 Duke

Penn beats Duke in extras
Freshman Tommy Courtney singled down the right field line to drive in Josh Hood with the game-winning run to lift Penn over No. 22 Duke on Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 7-6.

The win snapped a three-game skid for the Quakers.

Senior Matt O'Neill finished 2-for-5 with a run scored an RBI for Penn.

Hood opened the 10th with a single to right before advancing to second on a successful sacrifice bunt by Craig Larsen. Courtney then slugged a 1-2 pitch to the right side enabling Hood to score.

The Quakers' bullpen combined to toss seven scoreless innings with senior right-hander Grant Guillory hurling four while surrendering just one hit. He walked two and struck out a pair.

Freshman right-hander Seth Devries collected the win, tossing two scoreless to end the contest. He found himself in some trouble with a walk and a single in the 11th but induced a double-play to end the threat.

Trailing 6-3 entering the sixth, the Quakers scored three runs over the next two frames to even the contest with a single by O'Neil delivering the equalizer.

The Quakers are back in action on Wednesday to face Duke with first pitch set for 4 PM.

In other local action
Western Michigan 11, Villanova 2:  Freshman Nick Lorusso went 2-for-3 for the Wildcats. It was his second game in a row with multiple hits and fourth overall for the season. Villanova fell to 1-10 on the season with the loss.

John Jay 6, Valley Forge 3: Details not available.

John Jay 9, Valley Forge 6: Details not available.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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