Softball Drops Two at Cornell

Penn 3, Cornell 11 (Game 1)
Penn 7, Cornell 10 (Game 2)

PHILADELPHIA - The Quakers lost the first game 11-3 and had a valiant comeback in the second before falling, 10-7, at Niemand-Robiso field. In the process, freshmen Sarah Patrick hit her first collegiate home run. The Quakers are now 9-22-1 and 4-6 against the Ancient Eight, while the Big Red improves to 29-7 overall and 8-2 in the Ivy League.

Game One
The Big Red got on the board quickly in the bottom of the first inning with a home run over the leftfield fence from the lead-off batter.

The Big Red’s one-run lead held until the top of the fourth. With one out, Prystowsky singled to right field and advanced to second on a passed ball. Jamie Boccanfuso singled to drive in the tying run.

With one out in the top of the fifth and the Quakers down 7-1, Patrick homered to center field. Diana Ark grounded out to the pitcher, before Keiko Uraguchi doubled to left. Meg Krasne hit a single into leftfield to drive in another run for Penn.

The Cornell bats came alive again in the fifth inning to extend its lead and end the game due to mercy rule. The Big Red finished the game with a 15-6 advantage at the plate.

Game Two
The Big Red opened the bottom of the first inning in game two right where they left off in the first game as thethe Big Redgot out to an early5-0 lead.

With a 10-0 lead for Cornell,Penn's bats came alive, adding a run in fourth and three more in the fifth.The Quakers looked to mount a comeback in the bottom of the sixth inning. Susan Miller reached base on a Cornell fielding error, and she advanced to second on a single by Patrick. Ark walked to load the bases. Keiko Uraguchi grounded out to shortstop to drive in a run for Penn. Bridget McDugall walked, and Prystowsky doubled to center to drive in two more runs for the Quakers.

Cornell held Penn scoreless in the seventh inning to hold on for the 10-7win.

Ark, Prystwosky and Kelsey Wolfe paced the Red and Blue with two hits a piece, while three other Quakers picked up a hit.

The Quakers will finish the weekend with a second doubleheader against Cornell. First pitch is set for 12:30 p.m.