April 23, 2002

Baseball Drops Four to Penn

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The race for the Ivy Leagues Lou Gehrig division is heating up at Cornell’s expense. The Red (10-23, 2-10 Ivy) suffered a four-game sweep at the hands of Penn (14-21, 8-8 Ivy) over the weekend and is now mathematically out of contention for the league title. Meanwhile, the Quakers consolidated their hold on third place in the division, closing the gap on leader Princeton to three games.

The results at Penn are the latest in a series of setbacks for the baseball team that has seen it drop rapidly down the Ivy League’s pecking order. The Red has now lost a season high nine games, with its last win coming April 13 against Yale.

“It’s been a kind of mystery to us how it left us,” said Cornell head coach Tom Ford. “A couple weeks ago, we were winning one, losing one, waiting to get things going in the right direction, and they went the other way on us.”

On Saturday, Penn opened the four-game series with a pT