Softball Topped by Monmouth in Doubleheader

Penn 0, Monmouth 1 (Game 1)

Penn 0, Monmouth1 (Game 2)

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn softball team gave up just one run in both games versus Monmonth, but that one run was enough for the win as the Hawks defeated the Quakers, 1-0, in both games of the doubleheader on Saturday. In the first game, therun was given up in the third inning, while the second game remained a 0-0 draw until the top of the seventh when the Hawks drove in the winning run on a RBI double. The Quakers are now 4-13, while the Hawks improve to8-3.

In the opening game, the game was scoreless till the top of the third, when Monmouth added a run to take a 1-0 lead, the small lead was the Hawks needed to edge the Quakers in game one. The Red and Blue had the best chance to add runs in the first and fifth innings as they left two base runners on in both. In the first inning, Jamie Boccanfuso and Taylor Tieman bothsingled up the middle, but were unable to be brought home. In the fifth, Cailyn Hennessy singled to center and Alisha Prystowsky was hit by a pitch toput thetyingrun on second and winning run on first, but the Hawks' pitcher Kristine Sawlsville got Monmouth out oftheinning.Tory Satagaj pitched the entire game and allowed just six hits.

The second game seemed a repeat of the first. It wasn't till the bottom of the fourth that any batter even managed to get on base. Boccanfuso hit to the shortstop and outran the throw to notch the first hit by either team. In the fifth inning, the Quakers had their best chance to break the 0-0 draw when Penn had base runners on third and second, following a sacrifice bunt from Sarah Patrick. Monmouth got out of the inning without allowing the Quakers to scoreto keep the game tied.

In the Hawks final time a bat, Emily deLong tripled to centerfield with two outs to put the winning run on third. Jessica Nicola drove deLong in with a double to left for the only run of the game.

Emily Denstedt pitched the entire game for the Quakers, allowing only three hits and no walks.

The Red and Blue are back on Warren Field on Wednesday to host Lehigh for a doubleheader. The first of the two games is set to start at 3 p.m.