PHILADELPHIA The Penn women’s softball team will be hosting cross-town rival Saint Joseph’s for its first home game of the 2009 season. The doubleheader is set to start at 2:30 p.m., at Warren Field.
The Quakers arrived back from the Rebel Spring Games in Florida last Saturday going 3-7 at the games. The record doesn’t accurately portray the success Penn had in Florida, as many of the games were decided by just one run.
The Quaker offense is led by Ivy League Rookie of the Week (3/17) Jamie Boccanfuso, who leads the team with 14 hits and 9 RBI. Boccanfuso drove in the winning run on a RBI single; breaking a 2-2 deadlock in the top of the sixth inning, as the Quakers earned a 3-2 win against Florida A&M. Alisha Prystowsky has a team high 8 runs scored and owns a .305 batting average.
The Hawks (7-9) are also coming off their spring break trip where they played in Arizona and California in which they played several top-teams including No. 13-ranked Arizona. Lauren Cardone leads the Hawks with a .444 batting average that includes 16 hits.
The Quakers and the Hawks have already met once this season. In Penn’s first game of the season, Saint Joseph’s prevailed, 9-1. With a few more games under the Quakers’ belt, Wednesday doubleheader could go either way.