Softball Sweeps Yale on Friday

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Game 1: Penn 7, Yale 0
Game 2: Penn 9, Yale 0

NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The University of Pennsylvania softball team (15-13, 5-1 Ivy) found its identity at the plate once again on Friday afternoon, sweeping Ivy rival Yale (7-18, 3-3) in a doubleheader on the road. The Quakers scored a total of 16 runs in two games against the Bulldogs while allowing no runs. Alexis Borden earned her seventh win of the season, striking out seven over seven innings while Lauren Li got back on track with six scoreless innings in Game 2.

Game 1:
WP: Alexis Borden (7-7), 7 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K

LP: Chelsey Dunham (3-10), 7 IP, 12 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

The Quakers started off the game quickly, jumping ahead with a crooked four runs in the top of the first inning and never looking back. With runners on first and second, Brooke Coloma (2-for-4, R, RBI, SB) slapped a single to right center scoring the first run of the game. After Coloma stole second, Kayla Dahlerbruch (1-for-4, R, 2 RBI) smacked a double to left, scoring two runs. Later in the inning with the bases loaded Stephanie Caso (1-for-3, 3 RBI, BB) drew the walk for the final RBI of the inning.

Penn would strike again in the top of the fifth inning. With runners on second and third and two outs, Caso would single to left for two runs, giving the Quakers the 6-0 lead. The Red and Blue would get one more across in the top of the seventh when Jessica Arneson (1-for-2, RBI, BB) singled home Jessica Melendez (2-for-4, 2 R) from third leading to the final 7-0 score.

Game 2:
WP: Lauren Li (5-1), 6 IP, 5 H, 3 BB

LP: Rhydian Glass (2-6), 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, 2 K

The game was rather quiet until the top of the third when Penn hit the scoreboard first with a couple runs. Elysse Gorney (2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB) would be the one for the Quakers to tally an RBI, hitting a double to right with runners on first and second, scoring the first run of the game. In the following at-bat, Samantha Erosa (1-for-3, 3 RBI, SB) would reach on a fielder’s choice, scoring Sydney Turchin (2-for-4, 2 R, SB) from third.

The Red and Blue would strike again in the top of the fifth with three more. With runners on second and third and one out, Coloma (1-for-4, R, RBI, SB) would slap a single to left, advancing to second on the error, which was good for another two runs. Dahlerbruch (0-for-3, RBI, BB) would be at the plate next, and the junior would ground out to short to score Coloma from third.

Penn would finish the game by scoring four more runs in the top of the sixth and holding Yale to zero in the home half. Caso (2-for-3, 2 R, RBI) was the first to contribute, hitting and RBI single to centerfield. Gorney would add another run after grounding into an RBI-fielder’s choice a couple batters later. Erosa would finish the scoring with her first triple of the season, plating two more runs of the Quakers.

The Red and Blue will be back in action tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 p.m. for a doubleheader against Brown in Providence, R.I. Live stats will be available for both contests.

Download: Penn-Yale (1) 4-5-13.pdf