Softball Heads to Lehigh for Midweek Matchup

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn softball team looks to gain a pair of wins over Lehigh when they travel to Bethlehem, Pa. Wednesday. The doubleheader is set to start at 3 p.m. at Kaufman Field. Fans unable to make the trip can listen to a live broadcast of the game by clicking here.

The Quakers (3-8) come off two losses to Monmouth this past weekend, in which Penn fell 3-2 in eight innings in game one, then 7-2 in the nightcap. Sophomore hurler Chelsea Ott took the loss in the first game after pitching the complete game, allowing three runs, two earned, eight hits, while striking out four. She leads the pitching staff with a 2-2 record and 1.77 ERA, good for second in the Ivy League.

Sophomore Cailyn Hennessy (1-4) owns a 2.75 ERA in 28 innings of work, making seven appearances in the circle, while freshman Lindsay Mann has seen 13.1 innings, in five outings in relief and one start.

Leading Penn's offense is freshman Brooke Coloma, hitting fifth in the League with a .379 average (11-for-29). Senior Keiko Uraguchi's (.364) and junior Alisha Prystowsky's (.353) 12 hits apiece have given good weight to the team .280 average, while sophomore Justine Payne leads the Quakers with seven RBI, and is the only one so far to belt a home run.

Lehigh comes into the games with a 7-7 record after its most recent 1-3 showing at the UMBC Spring Classic in Baltimore, Md. where Lehigh dropped a pair of games to Delaware and one to Niagara with its lone win coming against Mount St. Mary's.

Pitcher Tiffany Curtis (4-3) has seen the most time in the circle with a 4.91 ERA in 45.2 innings, while Bri Gaumer is the Mountain Hawks' other go-to with her 2-2 record and 4.20 ERA.

Offensively, Lehigh will rely on Alex Cueva (.367) and Julie Fernandez (.405), who were both named to the All-Tournament team at the UMBC Spring Classic.

Last year the Mountain Hawks won the first game of a doubleheader, 10-7, on Warren Field before the teams tied, 3-3, in the nightcap with the game being called due to darkness.