Softball Takes Two from Yale

Penn 3, Yale0
Penn 8,Yale7

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Penndefeated Yale, 3-0, in the first game and battled back from a five run deficit to win the second, 8-7. Jessie Lupardus pitched all of the first game and closed out the second. Kelsey Wolfehit a triple with the bases loaded at the top of the seventh inning in game two that allowed the Quakers to take the lead and win. The Quakers improve to 9-17-1 overall and 4-4 Ivy League, while the Bulldogs fall to 14-16 overall and 3-5 in the Ivy League.

Game One
With both teams'defenses at its best in game one, the contest came down to just a small margin. The game was a 0-0 draw all the way through the fourth inning. In the fifth, the Quakers capitalized on a fielding error to score its first run. In the next inning, the Red and Blue added a pair of runs off three hits. With the bases loaded, Meg Krasne singled to right field to drive in two runs.

The three run lead was enough for the Quakers for the win. Despite a 7-4 hitting advantage for the Bulldogs, Penn was able to to advantage of its hits. Four different Quakers registered hits, while Lupardus struck out five through all seven innings.

Game Two
The Bulldogs came out in the second game ready to prevent the sweep of the doubleheader. Yale jumped out to a 6-1 lead at the end of the second inning. The Quakers responded with a five hitrally in the sixth inning to bring Yale lead to just one. Wolfe connected for a double that drove in two with two outs. Kranse kept the inning alive with her own double to bring in Wolfe. Susan Miller finished the rally with a single to center for the final run of the ining. Yale added a run in the bottom of the sixth to extended the lead to two.

With the score 7-5 in favor of Yale, the Quakers had its last chance at bat and Wolfe came up in a big spot in the seventh and delivered again for the Red and Blue. This time, she hit a long fly ball to left-center, with the bases loaded and two outs. The three-run triple gave Penn an 8-7 lead.

Lupardus, who had come on in relief in the sixth inning, retired the Bulldogs in the seventh to earn her second win of the day.

Jamie Boccanfuso and Wolfe went 4-for-3 in game two, while four other Quakers contributed to Penn's 11 hits.

The Quakers are backon the diamondon Wednesday to break up their Ivy League weekends with a non-conference doubleheader with Temple. Action begins at 3:00 p.m. at Warren Field.