Georgetown, Del. Sophomore Brandi King blasted a grand slam to help lift the University of Pennsylvania softball team to a 9-4 victory over Lafayette this morning during the opening round of the Mizuno/Anderson Bat Bash at the Beach.
King's heroics came in the midst of a six-run rally in the third inning. Trailing 1-0, Kim May led the inning off with a single to center and would come around to score on a single by Teresa Leyden. Annie Kinsey followed with an RBI single of her own, to load the bases for King. Penn added a run in the bottom of the fourth as Christina Khosravidrew a bases loaded walk. The Leopards earned three of the runs back in the fifth inning to makes the score 6-4. Kinsey drove in hersecond run of the day with adouble to left field to score Susan McIlvaine in the sixth. The Quakers added their final run in the seventh inning as Steph Reichert scored on a Lafayette fielding error.
King finished the day with four runs batted on two hits in four at-bats whileKinsey went 4-for-4 with two RBI for the Quakers.
Sophomore Lindsey Permar picked up her first win of the season going 4.2 innings with three strikeouts,while rookie Ann Ferracane earned the save.
Penn will face Saint Joseph’s this afternoon at 4 p.m.