Penn 6, Brown 2
Penn 5, Brown 0
PHILADELPHIA - With bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the seventh, game tied, 2-2, freshman Brooke Coloma came through in the clutch with a grand slam to give Penn the 6-2 win over Brown. The Quakers went on to win the second game 5-0 with Taylor Tieman's one-hit gem. Penn is now 2-0 in League play and 7-12 overall, while Brown fell to 0-2 in the Ivy League and 11-8 on the season.
Game one started well for the Quakers, with junior Alisha Prystowsky's two-run home run off the scoreboard in left field, scoring herself and senior Keiko Uraguchi who reached on a bunt single. Prystowsky began Penn's Wednesday doubleheader with La Salle in the same fashion.
Brown responded with a dinger of its own in the fourth, a solo shot by Kate Strobel, to make the score 2-1.
With two outs in the top of the seventh, the Bears added one more on a double that lined to left-center just over short stop Stephanie Caso's glove. Sophomore Chelsea Ott, who pitched an excellent game, exited and Tieman came in to get the final out.
A leadoff double by pinch hitter senior Susan Miller in the bottom of the frame, followed by back-to-back outs and two straight walk set the stage for Coloma's heroics.
Tieman earned the win, facing just one batter in relief, while Ott got the no-decision, throwing 6.2 innings allowing six hits, two runs, three walk, and striking out three.
Penn kept the momentum rolling in the nightcap, scoring in each of the first three innings. To start things off, Prystowky knocked in Caso, who reached on a double down the right field line for the early 1-0 lead.
Junior Bridget McDugall doubled in the second, plating pinch runner Elora Daniele. Prystowsky struck again in the third with a double that scored Uraguchi. Prystowsky scored on Coloma's single to centerfield, and Coloma made the score 5-0 scoring on junior Kelsey Wolfe's hit.
Stellar defense and a strong pitching performance by Tieman kept the Bears off the board for good. Tieman had a no-hitter going until two outs in the seventh before Strobel played spoiler with a liner to left field. Recording her second win of the day, Tieman (3-1) allowed no runs, one hit, two walks, while striking out four.
The Quakers are back in action tomorrow against Yale. The doubleheader is slated for 2 p.m. on Warren Field.