PRINCETON, N.J. – Helping the University of Pennsylvania softball team to its fourth-straight Ivy League South Division crown, senior Alexis Borden was named this week’s Ivy League Pitcher of the Week for her performance in the circle during the Columbia series. Announced by the League Office Tuesday evening, Borden earned her second weekly honor in-a-row and fourth this season.
With the South Division crown on the line, Borden set the tone early in the Columbia series with a game one shutout, 9-0. Her third shutout of the season, the senior did not allow a hit through six innings of work and gave up just two in the seventh frame. Borden, the League leader with 140 strikeouts, fanned 13 across 18 innings pitched and finished the series with a 2-1 record and a 1.94 ERA.
The Yorba Linda, Calif. native now has a 3.09 ERA and 11 wins on the season, tied for third-most wins in the Ivy League. In conference contests alone, Borden is 7-5 with two shutouts and a 2.89 ERA.
Borden’s Statistics for the Week
3 GP, 3 GS, 2 CG (1 CG shutout), 2-1, 18.0 IP, 13 K, 7 BB, 1.94 ERA
Along with Borden, sophomore Leah Allen was recognized by the Ivy League on the weekly honor roll.
Allen’s Statistics for the Week
4 GP, .429 Avg., 2 R, 6 H, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 SB, .643 Slg.
The Quakers will head to Dartmouth on Friday to compete in the Ivy League Championship Series starting Saturday. This is the third consecutive time playing the Big Green for the Ivy League Champion title and second straight in Hanover. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.
Ivy League Weekly Honors
4/28/2015: Alexis Borden – Pitcher of the Week, Leah Allen - Honor Roll
4/21/2015: Alexis Borden – Pitcher of the Week, Leah Allen – Honor Roll, Lauren Li – Honor Roll, Vanessa Weaver – Honor Roll
4/14/2015: Lauren Li – Player of the Week, Jurie Joyner – Rookie of the Week, Mason Spichiger – Honor Roll, Vanessa Weaver – Honor Roll
4/7/2015: Jurie Joyner – Rookie of the Week, Alexis Borden – Honor Roll, Alexis Sargent – Honor Roll
3/31/2015: Jurie Joyner – Rookie of the Week^, Lauren Li – Honor Roll
3/24/2015: Alexis Sargent – Honor Roll, Sydney Turchin – Honor Roll
3/17/2015: Lauren Li – Player of the Week; Alexis Borden – Pitcher of the Week^, Jurie Joyner – Honor Roll, Alexis Sargent – Honor Roll
3/10/2015: Alexis Borden – Pitcher of the Week, Lauren Li – Honor Roll