Softball Sweeps Dartmouth, Wins Game Two in 13 Innings

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

HANOVER, N.H. – It was not easy and it took a while too, but Penn (17-25, 4-8) swept Dartmouth (12-20, 5-5) in a doubleheader that lasted four and a half hours. The Quakers won game one 5-2 behind the complete game four-hit effort by freshman Emily Denstedt(11-11). In game two, the Red and Blue pulled out a thrilling 7-5 win in 13 innings.

Penn took a 3-0 lead in game two on a two-out double by Stephanie Reichert that scored two in the fourth. An inning later, Brandi King belted a solo shot to left center to put the Quakers up 4-0.

Dartmouth scored in the bottom of the fifth, but the game remained scoreless until the home half of the seventh. With the bases loaded and two outs, Ashley Gleason laid down an unexpected bunt that scored a run and kept the Big Green’s hopes alive. Alicia Petryk then singled to left that scored two runs and tied the game at 4-4.

Neither team scored until ninth, when they exchanged runs. Penn scored its run on a ground ball back to the pitcher by King that scored Reichert. With that run, Reichert holds the single-season record at Penn with 28 runs score. Dartmouth tied the score on a homer to left by Kelly Fry.

The Big Green threatened in the bottom of the 12th with runners on second and third with one out. Denstedt managed to get out of the jam unscathed as the game headed to the 13th.

With two out and one on Julia Cheney crushed a homer to left to put the Quakers up 7-5. Denstedt shut the door in the bottom-half to give Penn the victory and pick up her second win of the day.

Reichert and Cheney each had three hits and King knocked in two runs.

In game one, the Red and Blue scored four times in the fifth. Reichert plated Penn’s first run on a sacrifice fly. Christina Khosravi followed with a double to right that scored two runs. Two batters later, King singled in the fourth run. In the sixth, Kaelin Ainley added an insurance run with a solo homer.

Dartmouth scored twice in the sixth, but that was all that Denstedt allowed as she pitched her eighth shutout this season.

The Quakers conclude their season on Sunday with a doubleheader at Harvard at noon.