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PHILADELPHIA - Penn wrapped up the Columbia
series taking three out of four games against Columbia this weekend with a
split on Sunday. Penn (18-20-1, 9-9 Ivy) pulled out a hard fought 6-3 victory
in the first game, but took a hard loss in the second game, 9-5 against the
Lions (17-29, 7-13 Ivy). Taylor Tieman and Cailyn Hennessy combined effort in
the circle aided Penn in the game one victory, but nine runs in the last two
innings of game two would doom the Quakers potential series sweep.
Game 1: Penn 6 Columbia 3
The Quakers, as had been the case
all series, jumped out to an early lead in the first game. After Teiman
stranded a leadoff walk at third base in the top of the first, the Quakers
would get on the board first in the bottom of the inning. Following Samantha
Erosa and Alisha Prystowsky walks, two wild pitches would allow Erosa to score
and give Penn the early lead.
Columbia would tie the game at one
in the second when Maggie Johnson homered to right-center in the second inning.
Tieman would recover right after that and not allow another run in the second
or third innings to keep the game tied at one.
In the fourth, Columbia took the
lead after a leadoff walk came around to score in the top of the inning. In the
bottom half, Penn would regain its advantage with three runs of its own. Brooke
Coloma started off the inning with a double into left-center and Kayla
Dahlerbruch would bring her around on a single back through the middle. After
Jessica Melendez sacrificed the runner into scoring position, Kelsey Wolfe
doubled home Laura Placentra, who was on to run for Dahlerbruch. Justine Payne
would bring home Wolfe with the third double of the inning and give Penn the
In the fifth, Hennessy came on to
pitch after a Columbia leadoff double. That runner would come around to score,
but Hennessy got out of the inning with the lead intact, 4-3. During the bottom
half, Penn would add two more insurance runs. Prystowsky led off the inning
with a one-out double down the left field line and Coloma would draw a walk to
put two runners aboard. After a fielder's choice cut down the lead runner,
Melendez and Payne would drive home the two runs of the inning with RBI singles
With the three-run lead in hand,
Hennessy cruised to finish line of game one. In both the sixth and seventh
innings, Hennessy retired the side in order. In game one, Hennessy pitched
three innings, allowing just one hit on the way to picking up her first save of
the season. On her senior day, Tieman picked up the victory in the circle, her
third of the season.
Just like the day before, Penn
used a very balanced attack with eight of the nine Penn starters getting on
base in the game. Payne was the only Quaker with two hits in the first game,
while Coloma scored two runs for the game one winners.
Game 2: Columbia 9 Penn 5
In game two, Tory Satagaj got the
ball on senior day and came out firing for Penn. After getting a groundout to
Dahlerbruch at third to start the game, Satagaj got the second and third
hitters to go down swinging and give Penn the chance to get on the board first.
The Quakers would take advantage
of that opportunity in the bottom half of the first. Elysse Gorney singled into
center to start the game and was sacrificed over to second by Samantha Erosa.
Gorney would eventually come around to score on Coloma's double into
left-center, her second double of the day.
Mikenzie Voves would come on in
relief of Satagaj in the second and would be just as impressive as she retired
the next six batters in order in the second and third. In the bottom of the
third, Erosa got the offense going when she beat out an infield single. She
would score shortly thereafter when Prystowsky tripled into centerfield.
Prystowsky would eventually come around to score on a Melendez infield single
that made the score 3-0 after three innings.
After two more perfect innings
from Voves, Columbia still did not have a runner reach base in the first five
innings. In Penn fifth, Coloma was hit by pitch and was run for by Barbora
Podzimkova. Podzimkova would come around to score after Melendez singled her
into scoring position and Wolfe drove her home with an RBI single. With two runners
on, Elizabeth Madara and Stephanie Caso were hit by pitch on back-to-back
pitches to force in the second run of the inning.
Taking a perfect game into the
sixth, Columbia broke up that combined bid with a one-out double down the left
field line. Unfortunately for Penn this was only just the beginning of the
Columbia inning as two defensive errors, coupled with four more hits and a hit
by pitch would lead to six runs and give Columbia the 6-5 lead after Penn
looked to be in cruise control.
The Quakers looked to be in
position to answer right back after Erosa was hit by pitch to start the bottom
of the sixth and Prystowsky singled into centerfield. However, Columbia went to
the bullpen and Prophet Gaspard would induce a foul out and then get the final
two outs on strikeouts to keep Columbia ahead. With the defensive errors, only
two of the runs in the inning would be earned.
In the seventh inning, following a
leadoff single and double, Jennifer Bergeron delivered a three-run home run to
deep left field, giving Columbia a 9-5 lead. In the bottom of the inning,
Gaspard continued to fire away and retired the side in order in the seventh to
preserve the 9-5 Columbia win.
Penn outhit Columbia 10-8 in the
second game, but 10 runners left on base would ultimately be the downfall for a
Quaker attack that had been solid all season long.
On senior day at Warren Field,
each of the Penn seniors seemed to come through at key times. Tieman picked up
the win in game, while Satagaj pitched a perfect inning in game two. Prystowksy
added two hits to the offense while scoring once and knocking in one run. Wolfe
also had three hits with one run and two RBI's. Madara also reached base via
the hit by pitch in one of her two plate appearances on the day.
Penn must now await its fate as
Cornell will take on Princeton tomorrow afternoon with the first doubleheader
getting underway at 12:30 p.m. If Cornell drops at least one of the two games tomorrow,
the Quakers and Big Red will have to make up the second doubleheader that was
postponed due to rain. If Cornell sweeps the doubleheader tomorrow, these games
will not be made up.