Penn 1, Harvard 3 (Game 1)
Penn2, Harvard 5 (Game 2)
PHILADELPHIA -The Penn softball team could not overcome early leads byHarvard on Monday as itlost two close games to the Crimson at Warren Field. Penn was defeated 3-1 in the first game, followed by a 5-2 decision in the second. Alisha Prystowsky scored both of the Quaker runs in the second game, including a home run in the fourth and drove in Penn's only run in the first.
In the first game of the doubleheader, the Crimson brought in a run in the first two innings to take an early 2-0 lead. Harvard extended the lead in the fourth with a flyout to right field that allowed the runner on third to score.
The Quakers rallied in the final two innings of the game, but was unable to drive the neccessary runs in, leaving five runners on base in the final two innings of the game. In the sixth inning, an RBI single to right field brought by Prystowky brought in Cailyn Hennessy to prevent the shutout. The Crimson finished the game with a slight 9-7 hitting advantage the proved to be the difference in game one.
Game two began with Harvard jumping out to another 2-0 lead. The game went scoreless until the third when the Crimson added two to the board.
The Quakers responded in the fourth, when Prystowsky connected with the ball to drive it deep into left center and behind the fence for her third home run of the season.
The Crimson added three more runs in the bottom two innings to be lead the Quakers 5-1 heading into Penn's final atbat of the game. The Quakers rallied around a doublefrom Prystowsky, when Jamie Boccanfuso reached on a fielding error by the shortstop allowing Prystowsky to score and prevent the inning from ending. Unfortunately,the Crimson ended the inningthe next batter, to win 5-2.
The Quakers racked up eight hits, including two from Keiko Uraguchi,Kelsey Wolfeand Prystowsky.
The Quakres are back on the diamond on Wednesday,when they travel cross-town to play La Salle in a doubleheader to start at 3 p.m.