Softball Scores 17 in a Doubleheader Sweep of Lafayette

Game 1 Box Score (PDF) | Game 2 Box Score (PDF)

Seeing its first home action of 2017, the University of Pennsylvania’s softball team scored 17 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Lafayette on Monday at Penn Park. The Quakers earned winning tallies of 8-1 and 9-1 to improve their record to 6-6 this season.


Inside the Numbers
Penn's offense exploded for 20 hits on the day, and tied a season-high with nine runs in the nightcap. Jurie Joyner and Leah Allen each homered in the second inning of game one, and finished the day with three hits apiece. Joyner totaled six RBI in the two contests, while Sarah Cwiertnia finished the afternoon 4-for-8 with three RBI. Cwiertnia leads the Quakers with 13 RBI this year.


The Quakers' pitching was also strong on Monday as Alexis Sargent and Jennifer Brann each gave up just a single tally, and struck out six in complete-game efforts. Brann’s first-career win was done in just six innings since Penn achieved the run rule in game two.


Game One: Penn 8, Lafayette 1
Three runs in each of the first two innings provided more than enough cushion for Sargent, who improved to 4-3 this season with a 2.50 ERA.


Four walks and a hit by pitch helped the Red and Blue in the first before the bats erupted in the second. Allen’s solo home run upped her career total to 26 (program record), and a two-run blast from Joyner put Penn up 6-1 in the blink of an eye.

Cwiertnia put two more on the board in the fifth on a single up the middle. Jess England and Lainey Dorris each came around to score.


Game Two: Penn 9, Lafayette 1
Penn once again had the offense going early in game two, scoring runs in each of the first four frames. Joyner and Cwiertnia both had RBI singles in the first while Dorris knocked a base hit in the fourth to put the Quakers up 4-0.

Penn added three more in the fourth. After Sam Pederson scored on a wild pitch, Joyner drilled a double to score Molly Oretsky and Cwiertnia as Penn took an 8-1 lead.


Up Next
The Quakers will host La Salle for a doubleheader on Wednesday, beginning at 3 p.m.