PHILADELPHIA – For the second-straight week, the Ivy League honored the University of Pennsylvania softball team with two of its three weekly awards. Alexis Sargentpicked up herthird-consecutive conference Pitcher of the Week award, while Leah Allen snags her second-straight Player of the Week honor.
Allen and Sargent both achieved a pair of rare accomplishments in a doubleheader sweep of Rider last Saturday, capping off an impressive week for each. Allen smacked three home runs against the Broncs, including two in the same inning of Game Two. The offensive surge highlighted a week in which she went 5-for-13 at the plate with eight RBI and five runs scored. It has been a sensational stetch for Allen, as she is currently 10 for her last 23 at the dish with 17 RBI and five long balls.
Sargent joined Allen in leading the charge against Rider, tossing her seventh-straight complete game in Game One of the sweep. The junior right-hander dominated the Broncs’ lineup, allowing just one hit and striking out a season-high 14. She was one out away from posting her first-career no-hitter, and faced just two batters over the minimum. Sargent allowed one earned run over 14 innings of work last week, shrinking her league-best ERA to 1.01 this season.
Sargent, Allen and the rest of the Quakers will be back in action tomorrow for a doubleheader against Lehigh at 3 p.m. at Penn Park.