Softball Splits with Rider, Explodes for 12 Runs in Game Two

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Playing their second of three doubleheaders in four days, Penn (8-13) split on Saturday at Rider (7-8). The Quakers lost game one 3-2 and won game two in convincing fashion 12-2 over the Broncs.

Game one was scoreless until the fourth when Brandi King hit a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Christina Khosravi, who led off the inning with a double. Khosravi was advanced to third on a single by Julia Cheney.

Penn added on one run in the sixth. The Quakers loaded the bases with one out and Melissa Haffner delivered an RBI single to left that scored Annie Kinsey.

Rider countered in the home half of the sixth scoring three runs. With one out, Tiffany Day-Neutill walked and next batter Jamie Farley reached on a fielder's choice and both runners advanced an extra base on an error. With two on and one out Lindsey Permar came in relief of starter Emily Denstedt. Nichole Mears greeted Permar with a single. Then Desiree Harbaugh was hit by a pitch from Permar that forced in the Broncs first run. Mandi Sekly then grounded a ball back to the circle that Permar mishandled allowing Farley to tie the game. After a pop up for the second out, Permar walked Aimee Schiller to force in the go ahead run.

The Red and Blue were retired in order in the seventh.

Permar (0-4) was given the loss. Denstedtpitched five and one-third innings allowing four hits and two unearned runs.

Penn took the lead from the get-go in the second game and never relinquished it. Five Quakers crossed the plate in the first inning highlighted by a two-run homer from Khosravi. Kim May knocked in the next run on a fielder choice with the bases loaded. King scored on a wild pitch to put the Red and Blue up 5-0.

The Quakers scored one run in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth. With the bases loaded in the sixth, King singled knocking in Cheney and Khosravi. Kinsey also scored on the play on an error by the right fielder. Haffner then plated King on a ground ball to third.

Stephanie Reichert and Kinsey each went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the second game. King scored three runs while knocking in two.

Permar started, going three and two-thirds allowing just one run. Denstedt (5-8) was credited with the win pitching two and one-third innings in relief. She gave up just one run on two hits.

Penn returns home on Sunday to host Colgate in a doubleheader starting at noon.