Penn 4, Buffalo 6
Penn 4, Florida A&M 3
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - On the final day of the Rebel Spring Games, the Penn softball team fell to Buffalo 6-4, but rebounded to defeat Florida A&M, 3-2, in Penn's finale in Florida. The Quakers are now 3-9 as they head back to Philadelphia to start its Ivy League campaign.
In Penn's win over Florida A&M, Jamie Boccanfuso drove in the winning run with a single to center. With Diana Ark on third in the top of the sixth and the game tied 2-2, Boccanfuso provided the critical RBI single.
Penn first game of the day put the Quakers on the diamond with the Bills of Buffalo. The Bills jumped out to an early lead with three hits that brought in two runs that left two runners on base. The Quakers had the chance to respond in the first, but could not capitalize, leaving three on base.
The Bills extended the lead to three with a third inning run, but the Quakers added its own in the third to bring it back to two. After Keiko Uraguchi reached first on a fielding error and was moved to second on an out at first, Taylor Tieman doubled to left field to drive in the run.
Penn cut the lead to one with a run in the fourth that was added by errors by the Bills. Sarah Patrick scored on a fielding error that allowed her to score from third base.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Red and Blue took the lead from Buffalo with a series of crucial hits. Boccanfuso led the inning with a shot to the shortstop, who mishandled the ball to allow Boccanfuso on base. With one out Susan Miller was hit by a pitch that advanced Tieman to second. Cailyn Hennessy loaded the bases with an infield single. Patrick drove in the tying run with a single up the middle. Ark provided the important single down the leftfield line that game the Quakers the lead.
Unfortunately, the Quakers could not maintain the lead when in the top of the seventh the Bills added three runs to take the lead and win, 6-4.
In the final game of the Rebel Spring Games, the Quakers defeated Florida A&M, 3-2, to finish the games 3-7.
The game was scoreless till Penn added two runs in the top of the third. With runners on third and second, Kelsey hit the ball down the left field line the brought in the first run. Patrick followed with a RBI single of her own to give the Quakers a 2-0 lead.
The Rattlers tied the game in the fifth with four hits the drove in two runs.
The Quakers ended the tie with a hit from Boccanfuso that brought in Ark as Penn won 3-2.