Friday, April 24, 2009

Baseball's Crucial Series

This weekend, the baseball team will go head-to-head with Cornell in a key four-game series. The winner of this series will most likely be crowed champion of the Ivy League's Gehrig Division.

The first two games of the series will take place in front of a home crowd at Clarke Field. The games are at noon and 2:30 p.m. today. After these two matchups, the teams will head to Ithaca, N.Y., to play the final two games of the series, both of which will take place on Sunday.

At stake this weekend is a spot in the Ivy League Championship Series.

Last weekend, Princeton took three of four games from Penn in Philadelphia, Pa. In one of the wins, a 5-0 victory on Sunday afternoon, sophomore pitcher David Palms recorded a shutout.

The Tigers have been somewhat streaky at the plate this season, and they will need to rely on their predictable hitters in order to have success this weekend. This means that senior infielder Dan DeGeorge will need to perform well. DeGeorge leads the team with a .368 batting average and a .519 slugging percentage.

So, if you are looking for something to do while the Prefrosh are around today, head down to Clarke Field to cheer on Princeton in its key matchups against the Big Red. For the Tigers, the time is now.


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