Softball Gets Milestone Win in Season Opener

Chapman Box Score

Ursuline Box Score

ORANGE, Calif. – In its 2006 season debut, the University of Pennsylvania softball team (2-0) notched the program's 300th all-time winwith a 5-2victory over host Chapman.TheQuakers thenwontheir second game of the afternoon, 9-4, over Ursuline.

Against Chapman, Penn got things going offensively in the first inning. Leadoff batter Stephanie Reichert singled to center, was moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt by Teresa Leyden, and scored on an Annie Kinsey double down the left-field line. The Quakers tacked on one more run in the first as junior Julia Cheney singled in Kinsey.

Chapman answered back in the bottom half of the first. Jill Jeranko knocked a two-run home run to left off of Permar to tie the game at two. However, that would all the scoring the Panthers would do for the day.

Sophomore Christina Khosravi gave Penn the lead in the third inning with an RBI single that scored pinch-runner Anna Puglisi. Next up was Cheney, who singled in Khosravi for her second RBI of the day to give the Red and Blue a 4-2 lead.

The Quakers tacked on an insurance run in the fourth. Kaelin Ainley led off with a single and advanced to third on a double by Reichert. Leyden then hit an infield single that scored Ainley.

Permar gave up two runs in three innings of work, working out of a bases-loaded jam in the second. Emily Denstedt (1-0) picked up the win in her debut, shutting down the Panthers in four innings of work.

Ingame two of Sunday's twinbill against Ursuline, the Quakers got started early once again. Kinsey knocked a two-runhome run over the left-field fence to put Penn on the board. The Red and Blue added another run on a bases-loaded walk to Casey Hare.

Ursuline answered back in the home half of the first when Lindsey Harper smacked a two-run double off starter Michelle Rehm. However, Penn broke the game open in the top of the third.A double by Hare sandwiched between two walks loaded the bases with one out. Reichert then hit a double to right center to clear the bases and put Penn up 7-2.

Ursuline scored two in the bottom of the inning, but that was all they would get. The Quakers added a pair ofinsurance runs with two out in the fourth. Olivia Mauro (1-0) came in relief of Rehm to shut out Ursuline for the remaining four innings to preserve the 9-4 lead.Mauro allowed only four baserunners in her four innings of work.

Penn plays another doubleheader on Monday, taking on Greensboro at 1 p.m. and Methodist at 3:30 p.m. (Both times Pacific Time Zone).