PHILADELPHIA - After three straight trips on the road, the Penn softball team will host La Salle Wednesday for a doubleheader at Warren Field. The first game is slated for 3 p.m.
In their last outing, a doubleheader on Sunday, Penn (3-12) managed just four hits against Villanova, falling 8-0 in a six-inning game one and 1-0 in game two. Junior pitcher Taylor Tieman had a strong performance in her first outing of the season, throwing a complete game, allowing just a run and five scattered hits in the nightcap.
Tieman (0-1) leads the pitching staff with a 1.17 earned-run average, followed by sophomore Chelsea Ott's (2-4) 2.24 ERA in 40.2 innings of work. Southpaw Cailyn Hennessy (1-5) leads the squad with eight appearances on the mound, but as a result of a 10-7, high scoring affair with Lehigh, the sophomore's ERA jumped to 4.45.
Freshman Brooke Coloma continues to be Penn's most consistent hitter, batting .372 with a .413 on-base percentage. Senior co-captain Keiko Uraguchi's (.348) touch from the left side of the plate has given her the reputation of a spoiler, earning the Quakers' lone hit against Lehigh's Tiffany Curtis, Villanova's Caitlin Delahaba, and had the sole hit against Villanova's Molly Manning until Penn's final frame. Freshman Jessica Arenson has also proven to be a steady contributor, hitting .324.
La Salle (7-9) comes off two losses to Dayton, 5-4 and 2-0. The Explorers are led by senior Gina Massaro on both the offensive and defensive sides of the game, as she holds a .341 batting average and 1.42 ERA in the circle. In 39.1 innings, Massaro (3-2) has held her opponents to a .162 BA. La Salle's other go-to hurler, D.J. Guinn (3-2) owns a 2.21 ERA through 31.2 innings.