Coming into 2015, Penn softball pitcher and first baseman Alexis Sargent had already recorded the eighth-most home runs in program history, notched the school's fifth-lowest career earned run average, been named second-team All-Ivy and led the Quakers to the Ivy League Championship series.
All in her rookie season.
Sargent’s tremendous debut in 2014 wasn’t totally unexpected, as the Virginia native joined the Red and Blue after being named to the All-State team three times in high school, among numerous other accolades.
Not a bad way to start things off.
Penn softball took three of four Ivy League games over the weekend, splitting with Dartmouth on Friday and sweeping Harvard on Sunday.
When she strides across home plate to take her lefty stance inside the batter’s box, you might not expect anything out of the ordinary from Sydney Turchin.
What was a freshman-heavy roster last year has now blossomed into a more mature, more aggressive squad. Penn looks poised to burst through the barrier from a good team to a truly dominant team.
Come May 3, Penn softball is hoping for a little deja vu
Non-conference games have just not been kind to Penn softball this season. In what was the team’s final game before the all important Ivy League Championship Series, Penn fell to Big Five rival Villanova.
The Quakers silenced the Columbia Lions with three resounding victories to clinch the South Division title and an Ivy League Championship berth.
After stumbling in their midweek matchup with Monmouth, the
Quakers (15-18, 10-5 Ivy) return to Ivy League play for their final conference
action of the regular season when they take on Columbia in a home-and-home
four-game series this weekend
a bump in the road.The
Quakers looked to keep their recent run of success going as they tried to build
on the three wins that they picked up in their last four games against their
rival Princeton Tigers.
This weekend, the Quakers have a four game series against division-rival Columbia, but first, they need to take on Monmouth.
After winning three of its four contests against the
Tigers, the Quakers are now sitting pretty, with a 2.5-game lead over trailing
A historic rivalry. An Ivy South division title. A conference
championship appearance. These are the stakes for Penn softball as they take on
the Princeton Tigers in its second division series of the season.
The Quakers were looking to extend their winning streak to three games after a big series against Cornell last weekend, but couldn’t put it together against next-door neighbor Drexel and lost, 6-2.
lot went right for the Quakers this past weekend as they scored 27 runs
while winning three of four games, there were plenty of things that are cause
for worry before the matchup with the Dragons
With three series remaining in the 2014 regular season, the Quakers know that if they win all three, the squad will be back in the Ivy Championship game.
Penn softball needed a win — and desperately — after it got
swept on the road by Harvard and Dartmouth last weekend.
The Quakers, who came into the weekend with momentum after
wins over Yale and Temple, fell in all three games they completed, losing to
Harvard, 8-3, on Friday before getting swept by Dartmouth, 3-2 and 12-1,
softball hit its stride this last week, and not a minute too soon, as the
Quakers are about to be truly tested by this weekend’s road trip to Harvard and
After enduring seven consecutive losses, Penn softball won its
third straight game Wednesday thanks to some heroics from Kayla Dahlerbruch.
The senior third baseman singled home the winning run in the eighth inning as
the Quakers (7-11) took down city rival Temple.
When freshman outfielder Leah Allen suited up to play her first Ivy League games of the season on Monday against Yale, she donned royal blue glitter in place of eye black.