The Penn softball team had a homecoming that any athlete would hope for.
After losing six consecutive road games, the Quakers came out of yesterday’s doubleheader against La Salle with two wins, by scores of 9-6 and 6-4, respectively.
Following a poor showing at Villanova Sunday in which Penn managed just four hits and failed to score a single run, coach Leslie King said her team struggled to stay positive when faced with poor results.
But in both games yesterday, Penn not only recovered when it was behind but struck back with a fury to take the lead.
In the first game, the Quakers trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the third before embarking on a six-run rally that secured them the win.
And in the nightcap, just when Penn looked on the verge of another shutout with the score at 2-0, the team scored four runs to get back on top.
The Quakers followed that up in the bottom of the sixth by adding another two runs.
“I think that we realized that Ivies were coming up soon, and we needed to kick into gear,” Penn hurler Taylor Tieman said.
Tieman earned her first win of the season in the second game, allowing seven hits and four runs, while striking out four La Salle batters.
Meanwhile, junior catcher Alisha Prystowsky led Penn on offense, earning her first home run of the season in the first game and hitting 2-for-2 in the second.
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