Softball Splits Doubleheader with Brown

Penn 7, Brown 9 (Game 1)
Penn 9, Brown 1 [6] (Game 2)

PHILADELPHIA - ThePenn softball teamhad an explosive day at the plate with 25 hits as they picked up a win and a loss at Brown on Saturday. Penn lost the first game 9-7, but rallied to win 9-1 in the second. Freshmen Jamie Boccanfuso hit her first collegiate home run in the first game that drove in three runs. The Quakers are now 17-18-1 overall and 2-4 in the Ivy League, while the Bears are 8-14 overall 2-4 in the conference.

Game 1
Game One of the doubleheader was a battle of the bats which caused five different leads changed over the seven innings. The Bears took the the first lead of the game when they notched a run in the bottom of the second. The Quakers responded with three runs in the top of the third all thanks to Boccanfuso's home run. The Bears managed to tie the game at 3-3, but the Red and Blue added one in the fifth to take its second lead of the game, the lead only lasted a few at bats as Brown tied the game 4-4 to end the fifth inning.

The sixth inning proved to both's team most explosive inning. Penn took is third and final lead of the game with three runs. Keiko Uraguchi scored on a passed ball followed by a double by Sarah Patrick to drive in two runs. Unfortunately, the three run lead was not enough to hold of the Bears who notched five runs in the sixth to take the lead and win. The Bears finished the game with a 17-9 hitting advantage over the Quakers.

Game 2
TheQuakerbats were just warming up in Game one, while Brown's time at the plate seemed to be over for game two of the doubleheader.In six innings, the Red and Blue racked up a season high 16 hits for 9 runs, while Brown managed just one run caused from five hits.

The Bears were the first to light up the score board with its only run of the game in the bottom of the first. The lead lasted till the third when the Quakers added its own run, when Prystowksy after getting on base off a single to left field. With the scored tied 1-1, the Quakers broke the draw when they went on a run at the plate in fifth inning with Penn collecting six runs on six hits. Penn added two more in the sixth inning and kept the Bears bats silenced in the bottom of the inning to end the game on run-rule.

Jessie Lupardus went the distanceat the moundfor the Quakers, allowing just one run, while striking out eight. Boccanfuso went 3-3 at the plate with Prystowsky, Uraguchi, Patrick, Kelsey Wolfe and Meg Krasne each adding two hits a piece.

The Quakers will finish the weekend in New Haven, Conn., for a doubleheader with Yale. Action will begin at 12:30 p.m.