Tieman Hits Grand Slam as Softball Downs La Salle, 9-1

Penn 9, La Salle 1 (5)

PHILADELPHIA - Five hits in five innings was enough for the Penn softball teamto pick up a 9-1 win at La Salle on Wednesday; capturing the win in just five innings due to run-rule.Taylor Tieman hit a grand slam in the top of the first, while Alisha Prystowsky hit a two run homer. Jessie Lupardus pitched all five innings, striking out five and allowing just one hit. The Quakers are now 6-17-1 on the season.

The Quaker bats showed up early, as Penn added five runs to the board in the top of the first. WIth the bases loaded, Tieman knocked one out the park for a grand slam. Prior to the grand slam, Keiko Uraguchi trotted home when Jamie Boccanfuso was walked with the bases full.

The Red and Blue added two more runs in the second inning to extend their lead to 7-0. With Uraguchi on third base and Bridget McDugall on second, Boccanfusonailed one to right field for the two-runRBI single.

Prystowsky added her fourth home run of the season and third in less then a week in the top of the fourth.The sophomore'shomer were added Penn's final two runs of the game and enough to allow the game to end in the fifth when the Explorers could not overcome their eight run deficit.

La Salle prevented the shutout in the second when the Explorers captalized on a few Quaker errors that allowed a run to score.

The second game of the doubleheader was cancelled due to weatherin the third inning with the Quakers ahead. Despite the lead the game does not count.

The Quakers head to New England this weekend for their first Ivy road trip of the season. The Red and Blue have a doubleheader setwith Brown on Saturday, followed by Yale on Sunday.