PHILADELPHIA - The Penn softball team hits the road this weekend for a four-game series with Ivy South Division rival Princeton. The doubleheaders are slated for 12:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday on the Tigers' Class of 1895 Field.
Following the Action: Fans can follow every pitch through live stats (click here).
Ivy Report: The Quakers (13-20, 7-5 Ivy) enter the weekend in second place in the Ivy League standings, three games behind Cornell. Princeton (10-26, 4-8 Ivy) stands in third place, six games out of first and three behind the Quakers. Cornell (24-11, 10-2 Ivy) looks to extend its lead, hosting last-place Columbia (10-25, 2-10 Ivy).
Last Time Out: In a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday afternoon, Penn struggled to get the bats going, falling to Drexel, 7-0 and 8-2.
Penn at the Plate: Junior Alisha Prystowsky leads the Quaker offense with a .340 batting average and .483 on-base percentage. The co-captain's .606 slugging percentage, 20 runs scored, 11 doubles, and four home runs are also a team best. Senior Keiki Uraguchi has been steady with a .311 average, while freshman Stephanie Caso owns a solid .301 at the plate.
Penn Hurlers: Sophomore Chelsea Ott (4-6) leads the squad with a 3.31 ERAin 74 innings of work, as junior Taylor Tieman (6-5) holds a 4.13 ERA in 61 innings, and 30 strikeouts. Sophomore Cailyn Hennessy (3-5, 4.68 ERA) has been a regular out of the bullpen, making 16 appearances, eight in relief, in 61 1/3 innings.
Scouting Princeton: The Tigers come off last weekend's 3-1 mark against Columbia. Princeton dropped the first game 6-5 in nine innings, but recovered to sweep the rest 2-1, 6-4, and 6-2. While they have been successful on the road, the Tigers have yet to earn a win at home this season, going 0-7 on the Class of 1895 Field.
Princeton at the Plate: Jamie Lettire is the sole Tiger with an average over above .300, boasting a .303 with nine home runs and a .394 on-base percentage. Sarah Rounsifer is second with her .291 average.
Princeton in the Circle: The Tigers throw three pitchers with Alex Peyton (3-5) leading the staff with a 3.16 ERA in 51 innings of work. Liza Kuhn (4-9, 4.54 ERA, 95.2 innings) and Lettire (3-12, 6.41 ERA, 95.2 innings) are the team's other options.
This Time Last Year: Penn won three of four games in last year's series with Princeton. The Quakers swept day one, winning 2-0 and 5-1, then split the final two --a9-5 loss and 10-8 victory.