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Penn enters the Ivy League Tournament as the No. 4 seed. | PHOTO: Penn Athletics
Things haven't gone as expected for Penn this season, but the program still finds itself in the Ivy League Tournament with a shot at earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. 
The Quakers begin their quest for a second consecutive NCAA regional berth this weekend in the second annual Ivy League Tournament, hosted at Columbia's Robertson Field at Satow Stadium in New York City.
As the fourth seed, Penn faces the top-seeded Lions on Friday at 3 p.m. in Game 2 of the seven-game, double-elimination tournament. 
Both teams will play again on Saturday against either second-seeded Princeton or third-seeded Cornell.
Penn defeated Columbia and Princeton in last year's Ivy League Tournament to clinch the title. 
The Quakers ended their 2024 regular season on a high note, routing Dartmouth with a combined 40 runs across the Senior Day doubleheader to secure their spot in the tournament.
Penn is led at the plate by senior third baseman Wyatt Henseler, who continues to make history. 
Henseler set multiple career and single-season records this season for both Penn and the Ivy League. He is the Quakers' all-time and single-season leader in hits (72 single-season, 222 career), runs (57 single-season, 171 career), home runs (19 single-season, 51 career), and RBIs (63 single-season, 180 career). Henseler also holds the Ivy League's career records for home runs and RBIs.
On the mound, the Quakers will rely on two veteran starters to navigate the tournament. Cole Zaffiro (4-4, 4.98 ERA) and Ryan Dromboski (3-5, 7.39 ERA) are expected to lead the pitching staff. Zaffiro boasts a team-best 71 strikeouts and 27 walks in 59.2 innings, while Dromboski has been dominant in his last three starts, posting a 3-0 record with a 1.45 ERA over 18.2 innings, striking out 25 and walking just three.
The Lions claimed the regular-season title with a 17-4 record in Ivy play and a 26-16 overall mark. Columbia is 15-4 at home this year, making Robertson Field a challenging venue for opposing teams.

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