Sophomore outfielder Dale Wickham hit three home runs in the Red's 4-3 victory over Princeton Saturday.

In Final Ivy Games, Cornell Baseball’s Offense Is Quieted by Princeton

On Senior Weekend at Hoy Field, Cornell dropped three of four to Princeton to close out the Ivy League segment of the Red’s season. The Tigers (22-18, 13-7 Ivy) sewed up the Lou Gehrig Division and the Red (14-24, 7-13 Ivy) remained mired in last place. Cornell has one more game this season at Binghamton Wednesday. The games on Friday were moved up a few hours to avoid impending rain, and game one of the weekend started at 10 a.m. Cornell head coach Dan Pepicelli said the rescheduling did not change his team’s preparation and he was happy they were able to get the games in. Princeton’s bats were not deterred either, as they jumped out to a first inning two-run lead and led 3-0 midway through the fifth.

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‘Scrappy’ Cornell Baseball Fights Until Last Pitch

This team is not the greatest. There are no superstars. On paper, this is not a team that is going to have teams running for the hills. But this team is scrappy. This 2016 Cornell baseball team is not going to go out and dominate every team it plays. But this squad has the ability and attitude to make every game a close one.

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Dan Pepicelli Finds Familiar Home With Cornell Baseball in First Year

Sitting in the office of Scholastic Coach Magazine, Dan Pepicelli never thought he would one day help lead the Clemson Tigers to the NCAA College World Series semifinals. However, the situation of the magazine’s office in Cooperstown, N.Y. — the same town hosts the Baseball Hall of Fame — was indicative of what laid in store for him.

Baseball returns to Ithaca for its last home games of the season before heading to Princeton and Binghamton.

Cornell Baseball Sees Last of Ivy League Play with Princeton

It is crunch time for the men’s baseball team to stay competitive for the Ivy League championship, and, while getting swept by Canisius on Wednesday does not lessen the team’s standings in the Ivy League, it certainly does not help the team’s momentum going forward. The two games against the Golden Griffins were both close, but a lack of aggressiveness and luck behind the plate was a huge problem in getting the edge in Buffalo. “We definitely had some flashes of great play, but just never seemed to string it together at the right time,” said junior pitcher Scott Soltis. “I thought we played good defense and had some good at bats and hard-hit balls. Yet again, the ball just didn’t seem to bounce our way at fortunate times.”

Soltis — who tossed his first career collegiate complete game Tuesday — struck out four but gave up six hits in the 1-0 loss in game one of the doubleheader.