Penn 0, Columbia 11 (game 1)
Penn 0, Columbia9 (game 2)
NEW YORK - Coming off yesterday's senior day sweep, Penn and Columbia switched roles Saturday afternoon when the Lions won both games in five innings, 11-0 and 9-0. The Lions outhit Penn 25-8 on the day with Columbia senior Aimee Kemp pitching all ten innings.
In game one, Columbia jumped ahead in the first, 1-0. They stretched the lead steadily over the next three innings, tallying three each in the second and third, and four in the fourth.
After holding Columbia to just three runs yesterday and earning the win, the Lions had Chelsea Ott's (7-7) number today as they managed 13 hits and 11 runs (six earned) in three innings off the sophomore. Penn's four errors in the field also added to the damage. Southpaw Cailyn Hennessy threw a perfect final frame, halting the Lions' hot bats momentarily.
Kemp allowed just two hits, one apiece to junior Alisha Prystowsky and freshman Brooke Coloma. Unusually, there were no strikeouts for either side in the contest.
In the second game, Columbia scored five runs in the first inning with Penn committing two costly errors. Dani Pineda's grand slam in the third was enough to put the Lions over the run-rule margin.
Although the Quakers managed six hits off Kemp (2-2), they were unable to string them together for a run. Junior Taylor Tieman (7-7) went 2.1 innings, giving up ten hits and nine runs (five earned), while Hennessy (5-5) came out of the bullpen to close the game. In 1.2 frames, she allowed two hits and no runs.
The Quakers end their season with a 19-23 overall record, going 12-8 in the Ivy League, good for second in the Ivy South Division standings.