Spartans Split Doubleheader with Penn

Spartans Split Doubleheader with Penn

Game 1 Box Score (.pdf)

Game 2 Box Score (.pdf)

Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate and Penn split a doubleheader at Harley Park on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans claimed a 7-2 win in the opener thanks to a six-run eighth inning while the Quakers avoided the sweep with a 7-5 win in the second game.

USC Upstate is 8-7-1 while Penn is 2-9.

Game 1: USC Upstate 7, Penn 2

 Scoring Breakdown

  • Top 1st – Chris Adams led off the game with a single and advanced to third on an Eduardo Malinowski single. Adams was retired in a rundown on a fielder's choice as Malinowski advanced to third. Malinowski scored on a groundout to get the Quakers on the board.
  • Top 5th – Matt Tola led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Tola scored on a Malinowski single.
  • Bottom 7thToran Shahidi was hit by a pitch to start the inning and scored USC Upstate's first run of the game on a groundout.
  • Bottom 8thAndres Kim opened the inning with a single before being retired at second on a fielder's choice. Charlie Carpenter followed with a single that sent Mason Stewart to third. Kyle Gensler was the first of three consecutive Spartan hitters to be hit by a pitch as he loaded the bases. The Spartans scored two runs on hit batters with the bases loaded before Russell Schwertfeger cleared the bases with a triple for a 6-2 USC Upstate lead. Schwertfeger scored the final run of the game on a wild pitch.


  • Schwertfeger went 2-for-4 with a single, triple, run scored and three RBI.
  • Kim, Stewart, Carpenter, Drake Harris and Pat Raiff each had one hit.
  • Adams and Malinowski each went 2-for-4 to lead Penn.
  • Both teams finished with seven hits.
  • Trey Van Der Weide (1-2) earned the win as he struck out two batters in 2.0 scoreless innings.
  • Robby Ceruulle (0-1) took the loss, allowing one run on one hit without recording an out.

Game 2: Penn 7, USC Upstate 5

Scoring Breakdown

  • Top 1st – Eduardo Malinowski reached on a bunt single and advanced to second as a result of an Upstate error. After reaching third on a groundout, Malinowski scored on a Matt McGeagh single.
  • Bottom 1stAndres Kim opened the game with a single and scored on a Will Hardigree sacrifice fly. The Spartans took a 2-1 lead on Austin Morgan's two-out single.
  • Top 2nd – Malinowski's two-run double gave the Quakers a 3-2 lead.
  • Top 3rd – Penn claimed a 4-2 lead on a Tommy Pellis single that scored Brendan Bean.
  • Bottom 5th – Kim reached on a leadoff single and advanced to second on a Mason Stewart infield single. Kim and Stewart scored on a Charlie Carpenter triple. Carpenter gave the Spartans a 5-4 lead as he scored on a Kyle Gensler single.
  • Top 6th – Chris Adams reached on a single with one out and tied the game on a Sean Phelen double. Phelen scored the go-ahead run on a McGeagh double.


  • Kim finished 3-for-5 with three singles and two runs scored to lead the Spartan offense.
  • Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a single, triple, two runs scored and two RBI.
  • Gensler went 2-for-4 with two singles and an RBI.
  • McGeagh and Bean each had three hits to lead Penn.
  • Chris Rabasco (1-0) earned the win as he allowed three runs on four hits in 1.0 innings.
  • Caleb Matthews (0-1) took the loss after he gave up one run on two hits in 0.1 innings.
  • Gabe Kleiman (1) picked up the save as he gave up one hit with a strikeout in 2.0 innings.

Up Next

  • USC Upstate travels to Wofford on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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