PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore pitcher Emily Denstedt (Calgary, Alberta) was named Ivy League Co-Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday, for her performances against Cornell and Princeton. It is her first such honor this season.
Denstedt went 4-1 this week, starting five of Penn’s eight games. She pitched three complete games for 29.1 innings, striking out 13 batters and tallying an ERA of 1.91. Her best performance came in Penn’s 11-1 win over Princeton, as she pitched a complete game three-hitter, helping the Quakers beat the Tigers for only the third time in program history.
Denstedt leads Penn’s pitching staff with a 2.44 ERA this season, and a 13-8 record. She has pitched 15 complete games for the Quakers, striking out 74 batters.
Penn holds sole possession of first place in the South Division (14-6), with Cornell one game behind (11-5), and Princeton two games back (10-6). Both teams stand a chance to take hold of first place, as the Tigers and the Big Red face off against each other next weekend. If Princeton wins all four games, they will tie with the Quakers, and force a playoff for a trip to the championships. If Cornell wins all four games, they will win the Ivy South outright; three wins by the Big Red would again tie the Red and Blue for first place, forcing a playoff. If the two teams split, or Princeton wins three of the four games, the Quaker will win the South Division, and advance to the Ivy League Championship Series May 5 and 6. Princeton and Cornell’s two doubleheaders are scheduled to take place this Friday at Cornell and Sunday at Princeton.