Penn 3, Dartmouth 2 (game 1)
Dartmouth 10, Penn 1 (game 2)
HANOVER, N.H. - The Penn softball team split a League doubleheader with Dartmouth Sunday afternoon on the Big Green's Sachem Field, winning the first game, 3-2, and falling in the second, 10-1 in five innings. The Quakers now hold an 11-14 overall record and are 6-2 in Ivy play.
Dartmouth (6-18, 5-3 Ivy) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning of game one, but Penn answered back immediately in the third with two of its own on an RBI single by sophomore Justine Payne.
A solo home run for the Big Green's Leigha Clarkson evened the score in the third, but a two out unearned run scored by freshman Sam Erosa gave Penn the lead for good in the top of the fourth.
Junior Alisha Prystowsky went 2-for-3 with a run scored, while Payne and junior Kelsey Wolfe also had two hits apiece.
Sophomore Chelsea Ott (3-4) earned the win, throwing six innings, allowing ten hits, two runs, while striking out one. Playing the role of closer, junior Taylor Tieman pitched a perfect final frame.
After Penn tied the score at one on Erosa's RBI single that plated Wolfe in the second inning of the nightcap, Dartmouth ran away with the game, adding five runs in the bottom of the second, one in the third and three in the fourth to cut the game short due to the run rule.
Right-hander Tieman (5-2) took the loss, allowing eight hits and six runs in 1.1 innings. Out of the bullpen, sophomore Cailyn Hennessy threw the remaining 2.2 innings, giving up five hits, four runs, and striking out one. Dartmouth freshman Erin Grey (2-7) earned the win, throwing the complete game, allowing three hits, a run, and striking out seven.
The Quakers are back in action Wednesday hosting Lafayette at 3 p.m. on Warren Field for a non-conference doubleheader.