Borden Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – University of Pennsylvania softball senior Alexis Borden was named this week’s Ivy League Pitcher of the Week for her work in the circle over this past week’s games. Announced by the League Office on Tuesday afternoon, Borden earns her third major honor this season after finishing this week’s games with a 1.53 ERA and 2-0 record against divisional rival Princeton.

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The Yorba Linda, Calif. native remains as the League’s leader with 127 strikeouts, which is currently the fifth most strikeouts in a single season for a Quaker (She currently holds three of the top four single-season records.) Against Princeton, the hurler recorded 11 strikeouts across 15.1 innings pitched and only allowed three earned runs. In the first game against the Tigers, she gave up just three hits across seven innings of work and no runs to notch her second shutout of the season.

Borden’s Statistics for the Week
4 GP, 3 GS, 2 CG (1 CG shutout), 2-1, 18.1 IP, 14 K, 5 BB, 1.53 ERA

Along with Borden, sophomore Leah Allen, junior captain Lauren Li, and senior captain Vanessa Weaver were recognized by the Ivy League on the weekly honor roll.

Allen’s Statistics for the Week
5 GP, .429 Avg., 3 R, 6 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB, .714 Slg.

Li’s Statistics for the Week
5 GP, .364 Avg., 5 R, 4 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, .727 Slg.

Weaver’s Statistics for the Week
4 GP, .500 Avg., 1 R, 6 H, 2 RBI, .500 OBP, .500 Slg.

Before ending divisional play this weekend with Columbia, the Red and Blue will host Monmouth on Wednesday for a single game at 4 p.m.

Ivy League Weekly Honors
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, Vanessa Weaver – Honor Roll
4/7/2015: Jurie Joyner – Rookie of the Week
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