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Penn put up a historic offense performance on Sunday. | Photo: Penn Athletics
Penn delivered an explosive offensive showcase, amassing nearly two dozen runs on 18 hits in a dominant 22-8 victory over Lafayette on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Tommy Lasorda Field at Meiklejohn Stadium, clinching the series. 
 
The Quakers ignited their offensive onslaught with two monumental eight-run innings in the fourth and seventh frames, batting around in both instances. This resounding victory propelled Penn to a season record of 7-9 while handing Lafayette their fifteenth loss of the season, dropping the Leopards to 3-15 overall. 
 
Penn's staggering 22-run outburst marked their most prolific offensive performance in a single game since recording 27 runs against Yale on April 29, 2022, followed closely by a matching feat against Harvard just 20 days earlier in Cambridge, Mass. 
 
Notably, this game also witnessed Penn's highest run tally at Meiklejohn Stadium since March 25, 1983, when they notched 28 runs against Franklin & Marshall. Moreover, it's a significant milestone for Penn, as it marks the first time since April 17, 2010, that they've scored at least two innings of eight or more runs in a single game. On that occasion, the Quakers achieved an eight-run third and eight-run fifth inning en route to a decisive 17-2 victory over Cornell at Meiklejohn Stadium. 
 
Penn's offensive prowess extended beyond their powerful hitting, as they drew an impressive 13 walks as a team, marking their highest walk count since the Ivy League Tournament title game against Princeton on May 22, 2023. 
 
Highlighting the individual performances, Wyatt Henseler and Carson Ozmer contributed back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, while Jarrett Pokrovsky had a standout game with his first-career two-homer performance, going 3-for-5 at the plate with three runs scored and five RBIs. 
 
Ozmer, who narrowly missed the cycle, delivered an impressive performance, going 3-for-4 with a single, triple, and a home run, accumulating three runs scored and an RBI. 
 
Looking ahead, Penn will aim to carry this momentum into their upcoming clash against Lehigh on Wednesday. 
 
In other baseball action, Joey Gale played the hero for Saint Joseph's, delivering a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to propel the Hawks to a thrilling 7-6 victory over Monmouth at Smithson Field. 
 
With the game tied and one out in the ninth, Carter Jagiela was hit by a pitch before being replaced by pinch runner Jakob Reed. Pinch hitter Tim Dickinson followed with an infield single, and a subsequent walk to Brandon Drapeau loaded the bases, setting the stage for the dramatic conclusion. 
 
Max Hitman's sacrifice fly to center tied the game, and on the next pitch, Gale lined a single to left field, driving in the winning run and igniting celebrations for the Hawks. 
 
Saint Joseph's will look to maintain their winning momentum as they prepare to host Navy on Wednesday at Smithson Field.
 
Other Scores 
Villanova 15, East Tennessee 8
The Wildcats relied on the long ball, connecting for five in the win. Jack O'Reilly hit one of those homers and finished 4-for-6 with three runs scored and three RBIs. 

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