Penn Baseball
Penn secured a 6-5 victory against the College of Charleston on Sunday at Patriots Park, thanks to Ryan Taylor's two-run single in the ninth inning. 
 
Taylor finished the game with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, contributing two RBIs. Davis Baker led the Quakers with four hits, while Connor Chavez and Nick Spaventa each added three hits. Spaventa's two-run homer in the fifth inning was a highlight, earning him three RBIs. 
 
Eli Trop's two scoreless innings in relief earned him the win. 
 
Penn (4-8) will face local rivals Villanova in their home opener on Wednesday. 
 
Elsewhere, Saint Joseph's took a one run lead in the ninth only to see it slip away in the bottom portion of the frame as the club fell to UNC-Wilmington on Sunday, 3-2. 
 
Colin Yablonski took the loss without recording an out, surrendering the game-winner after allowing two hits, a walk, and a hit batter. 
 
Fellow reliever Matt McShane had nine strikeouts for the Hawks in 3 2/3 innings of work. Justin Igoe and Ryan Picollo each homered for Saint Joseph's in the loss. 
 
The Hawks (5-8) will visit Lehigh on Tuesday for a non-conference contest. 
 
In other action, Villanova (5-8) closed out an impressive weekend sweep of Pepperdine on Sunday in Malibu, cruising to a 7-1 victory. 
 
The Wildcats pushed across five runs over the first two frames and never looked back. Jack O'Reilly finished with three RBIs while four players, including O'Reilly, collected at least two hits. 
 
Luke McCollough collected the win, tossing six scoreless frames. He scattered two hits, walked one, and whiffed three. 
 
Villanova returns to Philly having won four of its last five contests and will visit Penn on Wednesday.

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