Penn 1, SaintJoseph's 4 (Game 1)
Penn 0, Saint Joseph's10 (Game 2)
PHILADELPHIA - In the Penn softball team home opener, the Quakers dropped two to cross-town rival Saint Joseph's on Wednesday. In the first game of the doubleheader the Red and Blue fell to the Hawks in a 4-1 decision. In the second game of the day, the Quakers gave up a first inning run that gave Saint Joseph's an early lead that it never let go of as the Hawks won, 10-0.
The first game on Wednesday, Penn jumped out to a lead with a run batted in in the first inning. After Alisha Prystowsky doubled to left field, Jamie Boccanfuso drove her in on a single to leftfield.
The Hawks evened the score the next inning for a 1-1 tie. The Hawks added three more to win 4-1.
Keiko Uraguchi led the team with two hits, while Prystowsky,Boccanfuso and Sarah Patrick eachadded one.
In the second game of the doubleheader,the Hawks got the best of the Quakers accumulating 15 hits and driving in 10 runs. The Quakers had the best chance to but runs on the board in the bottom of the sixth. Prystowksy singled to left, followed bya hit to the pitcher byBoccanfuso. The pitcher tried to get the lead runner, Prystowsky, but she beat the throw.The bases became loaded when Susan Miller was walked with one out. But the Hawks managed to get out of the inning with noQuakers passing home plate to perserve the 10-0 sweep.
The Quakersare back on the diamond on Saturday when they host Monmouth at 1 p.m. for a doubleheader.