HANOVER, N.H. – The 2014 season has come to an end for the University of Pennsylvania softball team, which fell in the third game of the Ivy League Championship Series to Dartmouth at the Dartmouth Softball Park on Sunday afternoon. The Quakers held the lead until the Big Green put up five runs in the bottom of the sixth and never looked back. The Red and Blue went down in order in the top of the seventh, ending the game 7-3.Game 3 ILCS
WP: Kristen Rumley (17-7), 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
LP: Alexis Borden (11-10), 5.2 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
In the first two games of the series, the Quakers were first on the board and they kept the trend going in the third game. After two scoreless innings, the Red and Blue cracked the score board in the top of the third when sophomore Kanani Datan recorded an RBI single. Before Datan got the hit through the right side, junior tri-captain Sydney Turchin stole second for the go-ahead run.
Penn then extended the lead to 3-0 with two more runs in the top of the fourth. Freshman Leah Allen led off for the Red and Blue with an infield single and stole second -- her 14th of the season. Allen then scored easily when senior Kayla Dahlerbruch singled up the middle, for the 2-0 lead. Sophomore Korinne Raby kept the hitting streak going, singling through the right side, putting up the third run of the day for Penn when freshman pinch runner Vera Barnwell slid safely into home.
The Quakers held the 3-0 lead until the bottom of the fifth when Dartmouth’s Kara Curosh hit a two-run homer over the left field wall. Penn still held the lead, but the Big Green took their first lead of the day with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, which were ultimately the winning runs.
Dartmouth got a head start in the inning with two reaching via walks. Pitcher Kristen Rumley then smacked a double to left center to score two runs, for the Big Green’s first lead of the day, 4-3. Dartmouth continued to ride the momentum, scoring three more runs to take a 7-3 lead.
With one final chance at bat, the Quakers struggled to put the ball in play and went down in order.
Penn ends the 2014 season with a 19-22-1 overall record.