Softball Visits Drexel on Wednesday Afternoon

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PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania softball team (20-15, 10-2 Ivy) will take a quick break from Ivy League play on Wednesday afternoon when it travels across Market Street for a one-game meeting with neighboring Drexel (11-28, 0-12 CAA). First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Drexel Softball Field.

The Quakers enter Wednesday’s contest against the Dragons after a 3-1 series victory over Princeton (21-15, 6-6) this past weekend. The Red and Blue hit .330 as a team during the four games against the Tigers at Penn Park, led by Samantha Erosa who hit .583 with a pair of home runs. Additionally, Brooke Coloma and Georgia Guttadauro combined for nine RBI and 19 total bases, each hitting a home run as well. Coloma when 6-for-13 in the series, stole four bases and now leads Penn with 13 on the season. Guttaduaro now has three home runs on the season – tied with Erosa for second – and led the Quakers with six RBI against Princeton.

Drexel will face La Salle on Tuesday afternoon prior to its meeting with Penn. The Dragons are coming off a 3-0 series loss at the hands of Towson in Maryland this past weekend. The Blue and Gold are currently winless in conference play and have just one victory in their last 11 games played.

This will be the 50th all-time meeting between the two programs – Penn trails 37-12. The Quakers have won the last two meetings in tightly contested games.

After the game against Drexel, the Quakers will take a few days off before they travel north to Ithaca, N.Y. for a two-day four-game series against Cornell (16-10, 6-6). The two afternoon doubleheaders are crucial to Penn’s chances of securing home field advantage for the Ivy League Championship Series. The Quakers currently hold a four-game lead over the Big Red, Tigers and Columbia (18-18, 6-6) for first place in the South Division with just eight Ivy games remaining. Additionally, the Red and Blue hold a two-game lead over Dartmouth (18-17, 8-4) and Harvard (16-17, 8-4) for the top overall spot in the Ivies.