Softball Splits Twinbill With Colgate

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn softball team bounced back from a 5-3 setback in Sunday's first game with Colgate to beat the Raiders, 6-5, in the nightcap of the doubleheader at Warren Field.

The Quakers (9-14) combined for 18 hits in both games and had three home runs. The Raiders (7-8) used big first innings in both games to take early leads.

In Game One, starting pitcher Emily Denstedt went just one inning, giving up five runs on four hits, including a three-RBI double by Colgate's Tiana Tyeskey. Olivia Mauro came in in reliefand pitched a gem, holding the Raiders to one hit and no runs in six innings.

Unfortunately, the Quaker offense couldn't lend enough support to overcome Colgate's big first inning. Annie Kinsey scored in the bottom of the first on Julia Cheney's single, Kaelin Ainley bombed a solo home run onto the Schuylkill Expressway in the third, and Kinsey doubled in Susan McIlvaine in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn't enough as the Quakers fell.

The second game looked like it would turn out like the first when the Raiders bolted to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Ashley Rowe's two-run home run to right field. Colgate added another run in the top of the fourth, but the Quakers exploded for four runs in the bottom of that inning.

Kinsey and Christina Khosravi walked to start the inning. Cheyney doubled to the right field corner to score Kinsey, and after Colgate made a pitching change,Brandi King smacked a three-run homer to give Penn a 4-3 lead.

The Raiders threatened in the top of the fifth, scoring one run, but the Quakers answered in the bottom of the fifth with Stephanie Reichert's lead-off home run and King's RBI double.

Denstedt took the loss in Game One, but picked up the win in the second game in two and two-thirds innings of relief.

The Quakers will travel to Lehigh for a doubleheader Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.