Softball Tops Delaware, 3-0

Penn 3, Delaware 0

PHILADELPHIA - Four Penn pitchers combined for a shutout over visiting Delaware Wednesday afternoon, as the Quakers won 3-0. Sophomore Justine Payne led the squad at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a two run homer in the fourth inning.

Penn improved to 17-21 on the season, while Delaware fell to 18-26-1.

The Red and Blue broke onto the board in the third when freshman Brooke Coloma scored Payne from third base on a sacrifice fly. Payne led off the inning with a single, and then advanced to third after freshman Sam Erosa singled and junior Alisha Prystowsky was hit by a pitch.

Penn stretched the lead to 3-0 in the fourth on Payne's sixth home run of the season, plating herself and senior Susan Miller, who reached on a single down the left field line. Miller went 2-for-2 on the day with a double and 11 putouts at first base.

In the circle, the Quakers were dominant as starter Tory Satagaj set the tone through the first three innings. The junior struck out three and scattered three hits, walking none.

Sophomore Cailyn Hennessy (4-5) hurled the next two to earn the win as she faced nine batters and gave up just two hits. Splitting the sixth and seventh, freshman Lindsay Mann and junior Taylor Tieman held the Blue Hens to just a base runner apiece, keeping Delaware scoreless.

Delaware starter Ann Marie Pagano (6-11) took the loss, throwing three innings and giving up three hits and a run.

The Quakers close out the 2010 season this weekend when they face Columbia in a four-game series. They host the Lions Friday afternoon starting at 2 p.m., then travel to New York on Saturday for two kicking off at 12:30 p.m. Seniors Susan Miller and Keiko Uraguchi will be honored in between games Friday, as they play in their final contest on Warren Field.