Columbia Sweeps Quakers, 8-0 and 9-1

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

PHILADELPHIA – Penn (14-24, 2-8) continued to be stagnanton offense Sunday. The Quakers did not score a run until the seventh inning of the second game against Columbia (20-21-1, 3-5). The Lions won game one, 8-0, and the nightcap, 9-1.

After scoring a run the first in game one, Columbia was held scoreless by starter Olivia Mauro (4-6) for the next three innings. However, the Lions scored seven runs in the final three innings.

Penn committed three errors in the fifth, which led to three Columbia runs. The Lions had just one hit in the inning. In the sixth, Columbia’s Hilary Parsons delivered a two-out single to left center that scored two runs. Columbia added on two more in the seventh on a two-run homer by Valerie Smith.

Despite giving up 12 hits, Mauro pitched a complete game. Brandi King led Penn offensively, going 2-for-2 with a walk.

Game two went the same way as game one, except that Columbia did most of its scoring in the early innings. The Lions put up a four spot in the first on four hits off starter Emily Denstedt (9-11).

Columbia scored single runs in the second and third and chased Denstedt after three innings. Lindsey Permar pitched a scoreless fourth and fifth, but surrendered three runs in the last two innings.

Penn scored its first run of the day in the seventh. Melissa Haffner led-off the inning with a double to left. Ilyssa Coghlan, who pinch-ran for Haffner, advanced to third on an infield single by Kaelin Ainley and scored on a ground ball by Stephanie Reichert.

Ainley, Haffner and Annie Kinsey all collected two hits a piece for the Quakers.

Sunday also marked the final two home games for senior Jen Nichols. Nichols, who started game one in right and game two at shortstop,was honored between games by her teammates and coaches.

Penn will travel a few blocks west to take on University City neighbor Drexel in a doubleheader on Wednesday at 3 p.m.