CLEARWATER, Fla. – Sophomore Mason Spichiger tossed a strong 6.2 innings to lead the University of Pennsylvania softball team to a 4-2 victory over Detroit on Sunday afternoon.
On the way to her first win of the season, Spichiger didn’t allow an earned run, and struck out five. She was especially impressive when trouble arose, as she escaped a two-on, no-out situation in the second, and a bases-loaded jam in the third.
Offensively, Korinne Raby and Sam Pederson each came up with a pair of hits and combined to drive in three.
Raby knocked in the game’s first run in the second, registering a RBI single through the middle. Junior Leah Allen scored on the play, after leading off the frame with a base hit through the right side. Alexis Sargent also singled, which put Allen into scoring position.
Following Raby, Sarah Cwiertnia grounded into a RBI fielder’s choice to plate Sargent and the Quakers led 2-0.
Pederson came up with the Red and Blue’s next big hit in the fourth. Following a single by Raby and a Detroit error—which allowed Cwiertnia to reach—Pederson drilled a single through the middle.Katie Petroski and Molly Oretsky—a pair of pinch runners—each scored on the play.
Taking a 4-1 lead into the seventh, Spichiger once again ran into trouble. After Detroit scored a second run, Sargent came in and struck out the game’s final out with runners on second and third.
The Quakers will have an off day on Monday, and will be back in action for a pair of games against Maine on Tuesday.
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