PHILADELPHIA – Individual records are the flavor of the week for the Penn softball team (10-10). Sophomore pitcher Alexis Borden (5-6) is on the verge of two and already has a share of one. The Quakers will meet Big 5 rival La Salle (10-9, 1-3 A-10) at 3 p.m. on Tuesday for a doubleheader at the West Campus Softball Field for their first road game since returning from Florida in the beginning of the month.
The focus of Tuesday’s matchup will be on Borden. The Yorba Linda, Calif. native has 268 career strikeouts and needs just one more to break the tie at the top of the record book and become the all-time leader in program history. Additionally, although she won’t have a chance to break the record until this weekend’s Ivy League season-opener, Borden also has 29 career wins and needs just two more to tie for the top spot on the all-time list at Penn.
Coloma has been dominant with the bat this season and is currently second on the team with a .313 average. The All-Ivy outfielder has tallied nine RBI this season, giving her 97 for her career – she needs just 11 more to tie for first on the Quakers’ all-time list.
Coloma is also approaching the at-bat record with 430 in her career and 48 so far this season. In 2012 she had 138 at-bats and, with the entire Ivy schedule still in front of her, needs 133 more to tie for the all-time record. The Martinez, Calif. native also needs eight more home runs to tie for the all-time record in Red and Blue as well.
Penn is currently riding a six-game win streak heading into its matchup with the Explorers. Last season the Quakers swept La Salle in two games at Penn Park – this season the Explorers are currently on a three-game losing streak after last weekend’s back-to-back doubleheaders against Temple and Saint Joseph’s.
The Red and Blue, in addition to the players chasing records, will be led by Samantha Erosa, Elysse Gorney and Korinne Raby. Erosa leads the team in batting with 15 hits and a .341 average – she is also second for Penn in slugging percentage at .500. Gorney is currently on a five-game hitting streak and is third on the Quakers with a .302 batting average. Raby is leading Penn in the power department with five home runs, 14 RBI and a .634 slugging percentage.
Live stats will be available for both games.
Alexis Borden –
Career Strikeouts: 268
The Record: 268, Jesse Lupardus (2008-09)
Career Wins: 29
The Record: 31, Betty Tuppeny (1979-82)
Brooke Coloma –
Career at-bats: 430
The Record: 563, Annie Kinsey (2005-08)
Career Runs Batted In: 97
The Record: 108, Alisha Prystowsky (2008-11)
Career Home Runs: 16
The Record: 24, Kinsey
Stephanie Caso –
Career at-bats: 408
The Record: 563, Kinsey