Softball's Season Comes to an End in Hanover

HANOVER, N.H. – The 2015 season came to a close on Saturday for the University of Pennsylvania softball team, as the Quakers dropped two games to Dartmouth in the Ivy League Championship Series at the Dartmouth Softball Park. The Red and Blue led 1-0 in game one through four and a half until the Big Green scored one in the fifth and collected a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh to take game one, 2-1. After scoring one in the top of the first in game two, Dartmouth held Penn to no runs through seven innings to win the game and series.

A Look at the ILCS Numbers

Name

ab

r

h

2b

3b

hr

rbi

bb

k

sb

cs

avg

obp

slg

Dartmouth

51

3

15

3

0

0

2

8

4

1

0

.294

.351

.314

Penn

51

1

10

1

0

1

1

7

13

1

0

.196

.212

.314

Name

ip

h

r

er

bb

k

hr

era

Dartmouth

14

15

3

2

1

13

1

1.08

Penn

13

10

1

1

2

4

0

0.50

Game 1 – Penn 1, Dartmouth 2
WP: Kristen Rumley (15-10), 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

LP: Alexis Borden (11-12), 6.0 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Fighting off an 0-2 count, senior captain Sydney Turchin finally found her pitch and led off with a single to Dartmouth pitcher Kristen Rumley. Junior Kanani Datan moved Turchin over to second on a ground out and junior Lauren Li moved her to third, working a 1-2 count and eventually singled to left. Stealing second, freshman Jurie Joyner came to the plate with runners in scoring position and one out. However, Joyner lined into a double play as Turchin was thrown out at third.

Striking out batting average League Leader Katie McEachern, senior Alexis Borden forced Alyssa Jorgensen to return one to the circle for out number two and ended the half with a second strikeout.

After sophomore Leah Allen grounded out, sophomore Alexis Sargent put Penn on the board first with a first pitch bomb to left center.

The Quakers held a 1-0 lead until the bottom of the fifth when the Big Green loaded the bases and brought one in on a sac fly. Threatening to score more with bases still loaded, Borden forced Karen Chaw to pop up to senior captain Vanessa Weaver at second to get out of the jam.

Two were left on the bases in the top of the sixth, and the Red and Blue kept Dartmouth off the board in the home half.

In the top of the seventh, Weaver singled to right field with two outs, but would be left on first.

After back-to-back singles, Jorgensen doubled to the left field wall and knocked in the winning run for the walk-off hit.

Game 2 – Penn 0, Dartmouth 1
WP: Morgan McCalmon (10-2), 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K

LP: Alexis Borden (11-13), 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Playing as the away team, Dartmouth got on the board in the top of the first when Kristen Rumley hit an RBI single to shortstop with runners at second and first to take a 1-0 lead.

Penn had its first opportunity to score in the bottom of the fourth when senior captain Sydney Turchin led off with an infield single. With one out, junior captain Lauren Li came to the plate and fell behind in the count early. Battling back from an 0-2 count, she sailed one to right field that hit the top of the wall and stayed in play and allowed Turchin to move into scoring position at third. However, the two would be left stranded.

With one final chance to score in the bottom of the seventh and one out, freshman Jurie Joyner came to the plate and hit her 14th double of the season, tying for the second most in a single-season. However, it was the only hit the Quakers would get a Dartmouth won the game 1-0 and took the series.

Download: Dartmouth Boxscore ILCS game one.pdf