Hensler leads Penn to win over Texas A&M

Wyatt Henseler finished with two hits, and Cole Palis delivered a key single to rightfield in the eighth to lift Penn past Texas A&M on Friday, 2-1. 

Craig Larsen scored the first run of the afternoon in the third inning for the Quakers, crossing the plate via a Hensler double down the leftfield line. The Aggies answered with a run of their own to even things in the fourth. 

Palis pushed Jackson Appel across in the eighth to break the tie. 

Kevin Eaise tossed 4 1/3 innings for the Quakers, surrendering one run on four hits. He walked three and struck out four. Owen Coady hurled 4 2/3 innings in relief and struck out seven, including three in the seventh inning when the Aggies threatened with a pair of runners in scoring position. 

The contest marked the first time the programs have ever faced one another. The win also marked the first time the Quakers knocked off an SEC opponent since 1923.

They will resume their three-game set on Sunday with a doubleheader. Joe Miller is scheduled to start the first game for the Quakers.

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