Penn Sweeps: Scafidi and O'Neill named Philadelphia-area D-I Pitcher and Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Baseball Review

Though the Quakers didn't reach the Ivy League championship, the club pieced together a solid spring and was in contention for the postseason up until the final two weeks of the season.

The offense was the best in the region and ranked No. 2 in the nation in team batting average (.334), No. 4 in OBP (.422), and No. 9 in slugging (.497).

Though there were several offensive threats, including freshmen Tommy Courtney, Craig Larsen, and Josh Hood, Matt O'Neill paced the Quakers' attack. The senior led the club in several offensive categories, including batting average (.406) and OPS (1.147) and ranked fifth in the nation with a .527 on-base percentage. His 40 RBIs was second on the club behind Hood, and his 64 hits was one behind fellow senior Sean Phelan.

On the mound, junior Christian Scafidi proved to be dominant. He entered the season as one of the most highly touted arms in the Ivy League and he didn't disappoint, posting a city best 2.67 ERA on the year over nine starts while finishing 6-1. He held opponents to a .234 batting average and pitched to the tune of a stellar 1.16 WHIP. He also led the Quakers with 59 strikeouts, a figure that was fifth best in the conference.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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