Penn Baseball
Penn's early 2-1 lead, courtesy of freshman Qwynn Ahearn's first-career home run, was unable to hold as the College of Charleston secured a 7-4 victory on Saturday afternoon at Patriots Park. 
 
The defeat marked the third consecutive loss for the Quakers (3-8), who have one more game remaining on their road trip before returning home on Wednesday. 
 
Cole Zaffiro (0-2) was handed the loss, surrendering six runs, five of which were earned, on nine hits while striking out two. Despite giving up his first run of the season, Carson Ozmer showcased resilience by pitching four solid innings of relief, tallying five strikeouts. Ozmer maintains an impressive 0.96 ERA across 9.1 innings, with a total of 13 strikeouts. 
 
In the offensive effort, Davis Baker, Wyatt Henseler, and Jarrett Pokrovsky each contributed a pair of hits, with Henseler also notching his sixth home run of the season.
 
Penn concludes its Spring Break trip on Sunday, facing off against the Cougars at 1 p.m. 
 
In another contest, Saint Joseph's suffered a tough 3-2 loss on the road against UNC-Wilmington, surrendering two runs in the eighth inning. 
 
Despite holding a 2-1 lead entering the eighth, Luke Smith conceded a pivotal two-run homer that proved to be the difference-maker. 
 
Ryan Picollo led the Hawks (5-7) at the plate with two hits on the afternoon, but the team struggled, finishing 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
 
In Other Action
Four hurlers combined to toss a shutout for Villanova on Saturday as the Wildcats blanked Pepperdine in Malibu, 6-0. 

Jason Neff finished 3-for-4 on the day with four RBIs. 

The Wildcats will complete their west coast swing on Sunday with a final game at Pepperdine before coming back to the area to face Penn on Wednesday.

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