PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania baseball team heads to the Garden State Wednesday for a non-conference affair with Rutgers University, with first pitch slated for 3:00 pm
Penn (19-8) at Rutgers (25-6)
Wednesday, April 13 | 3 p.m. | STATS
The Series: Rutgers
Wednesday will be the 49th meeting all-time between the Mid-Atlantic squads, but the first since March of 1984. Penn leads the all-time head-to-head 37-11
NEWS AND NOTES: PENN
*The Quakers are 10-2 in their last 12 non-conference games following a 3-4 start to the season.
*Penn is hitting .294 with an OPS of .809 in 19 non-conference games this season, with a 54-36 advantage in extra-base hits
*Wyatt Henseler is hitting over .450 with an OBP just under .550 and an OPS over 1,300 in non-conference play.
*jackson apple has hit safely in seven of his last eight non-conference games, hitting .429 over that span with 10 runs scored.
*asa wilson is hitting .458 in his last 24 at-bats against non-conference opponents after starting the year 2-for-10.
PENN BY THE NUMBERS
4 • Four Penn hurlers have made at least four appearances in non-conference games posting ERA’s under 2.00 – David Shoemaker, Owen Coady, Brendan Bean, Sam Bennett)
5 • Five Penn hitters who have played in at least half of the non-conference games are hitting .300 or better (Henseler, Wilson, Appel, Andrew Hernandez, Tommy Courtney).
7 • Henseler has seven home runs in Penn’s 19 non-conference games this season. By comparison, Penn’s opponents have hit nine homers total in those games.
Four. Five • Quaker hitters have struck out 45 fewer times than their non-conference opponents.
138 • Penn’s .809 OPS in non-conference games is 138 points higher than his opponents (.671).
The Scarlet Knights are 7-0 at home this season, part of an overall 25-6 record that has already surpassed their win total since 2021, with the team heading toward their first 30+ win season and first season over .500 since 2014 when they went 30-25.
Rutgers is 6-0 in Tuesday/Wednesday games this year, outscoring its opponents 65-11 in those contests.
Seven Scarlet Knights regulars are hitting over .300, led by Nick Cimillo who leads the team in batting average (.414), OPS (1.241), and home runs (eight).
Six Scarlet Knight pitchers have posted ERA’s under 3.00 in at least eight appearances on the bump this season, including Dale Stanavich, who has a 0.98 ERA and .143 batting average against in 14 appearances.