Softball Prepares for Columbia in Final Weekend

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn softball team may not be looking at a second consecutive berth in the Ivy League Championship Series, but they still have a lot to play for as they head into their final weekend of the season this Saturday and Sunday against Columbia. Sitting at 22-20, the Quakers are just a win away from matching last year's total, the highest ever put up by a Quaker team. And with just four games left in the collegiate careers of seniors Christina Khosravi and Annie Kinsey, Penn is looking forward to sending their offensive leaders out on a high note.

Christina Khosravi and Annie Kinsey have rewritten the Penn softball record books during their time in West Philadelphia. Sitting atop the Quaker records for home runs, hits, RBIs and runs scored, the double play partners each have an Ivy League Player of the Year award to their credit.

Khosravi, who was the Ivy Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2006, leads the Quakers this season with eight home runs and a .387 batting average. Her .549 on base percentage leads the Ivy League.

Kinsey, the 2007 Ivy League Player of the Year, recently became the first Quaker in school history to tally 20 career home runs. Her ten round trippers last season set a school record. This season, she leads the team with 55 hits and 34 runs scored.

Last season, en route to an Ivy League South Division championship, the Quakers swept two games in New York before returning home and sweeping the second doubleheader of the weekend at Warren Field. Kinsey went 9-for-14 on the weekend with a home run, while junior Emily Denstedt won twice.

First pitch both days is set for 12:30 p.m.