PHILADELPHIA - The Penn softball team continues Ivy play this weekend, traveling to face Harvard Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Soldiers Field, and Dartmouth Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on Sachem Field. The games were originally set for Friday and Saturday, but have now been pushed back a day.
Due to the cancellation of Wednesday's doubleheader with Temple, the Quakers still hold a 9-12 overall record and are 4-0 in the Ivy League.
Follow the Action
Live stats will be available at GoCrimson.com on Saturday and DartmouthSports.com on Sunday. Complete recaps and a box score can be found at PennAthletics.com after the conclusion of the games.
On March 28, 2009 Penn split a doubleheader with Dartmouth by scores of 7-8 and 8-0. After rain extended the weekend a day, the Quakers dropped two to Harvard on the March 30th (1-3 and 2-5).
The Scoop on Harvard
Harvard enters the weekend with an 11-15 overall record and is 3-1 in the League. The Crimson swept Princeton (3-1 and 4-0) and split with defending Ivy champion Cornell (4-8 and 7-6). Most recently, they come off two wins over Holy Cross (6-3 and 9-6). Melissa Schellberg leads the squad with a .292 batting average, while ace Rachel Brown (7-4) has commanded the circle with a 1.96 ERA, eight complete games, and 105 strikeouts in 82.1 innings of work.
Harvard hurlers Jessica Ferri (13) and Brown (10) have combined for 23 wild pitches this season; the most in the Ivy League.
The Scoop on Dartmouth
Dartmouth enters the weekend with a 4-18 overall record and is 2-2 in Ivy play. They come off a split with Sacred Heart (1-4 and 7-0) after dropping two to Cornell (2-5 and 3-5) and sweeping Princeton (6-4 and 5-2). The Big Green is led by Nikki Yee's .306 and Evan Gray's .300 batting averages. Gray (1-7) and Hillary Barker (2-7) have seen the most time on the mound, throwing 59 innings apiece with a 6.52 ERA and 5.58 ERA, respectively. Dartmouth faces Columbia on Saturday before meeting up with Penn on Sunday.
Quaker League Leaders
In the circle: Penn hurler Taylor Tieman leads all Ancient Eight pitchers with a 1.25 ERA, and .173 opposing batting average. She also has allowed the least number of hits (17), runs (5), walks (4), doubles (0), triples (0), and hits per game (4.25).
At the plate: Freshman Brooke Coloma's .361 batting average ranks fourth in the League, while junior Alisha Prystowksy's seven doubles are also good for fourth. Prystowsky is number one in walks (14), seventh in slugging percentage (.508), and second in on-base percentage (.442), as senior Keiko Uraguchi follows closely in third place with a .438 OBP.