After making serious dents in Brown and Yale’s conference records last weekend, the Penn softball team will look to keep its momentum going against Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend.
The Quakers swept all four of their games this weekend and are now 4-0 in the Ivy League and 10-2 at their new stadium at Penn Park.
This year the tables are turned on Yale and Brown, as the struggling teams will meet Penn’s new arsenal of freshman talent on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at Penn Park in the Quakers’ Ivy League opener.
An offensive onslaught, coupled with strong pitching performances, led the Red and Blue to sweep La Salle, 8-0 and 5-1, in their last outing before starting Ivy play on Friday.
The Quakers swept their opening three games of the Penn Spring Invitational, but ultimately lost in the final to Villanova.
Penn women’s softball suffered two narrow defeats Wednesday afternoon in a doubleheader at Lehigh, as the Mountain Hawks scored in just two innings in the two games. Meanwhile, Lehigh’s pitching held Penn scoreless, leading the team to 3-0 and 2-0 victories over the Quakers.
It will be pitching that the Quakers will turn to as they take on Lehigh in a midweek doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
The Quakers won their opening game at Penn Park, but lost their second as part of a doubleheader against St. Joe’s at Penn Park.
Wednesday afternoon the beautiful weather will provide Penn softball with a picturesque backdrop in its home opener against Saint Joseph’s in the first game at the new Penn Park stadium.
After going down early and often in their first five games, the Quakers went on a six-game winning streak, which included a win over Sacred Heart, a team that had qualified for last year’s NCAA tournament.
The Red and Blue showcased their new stadium this weekend when they hosted the Rocci Pignoli Memorial City Six Championship. The local Division I tournament included neighboring Drexel, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova.
As the Penn softball team’s new stadium is being completed, the program is banking on the famous Field of Dreams mantra for next season
Despite a tough go-round against Cornell this past weekend, the Quakers are determined to keep themselves in contention for the Ivy League title.
Fresh off its four-game sweep of Princeton last weekend and riding a five-game overall winning streak, the Penn softball team is currently the hottest team in the Ivy League.
It took eight innings, three pitchers and three home runs, but the Penn softball team downed the neighbor Dragons Wednesday at the Drexel softball field.
The Quakers’ pitching staff appears to be peaking at the right time as it enters its final tune-up before taking on a strong Cornell squad this weekend.
Following a four-game sweep a week ago, Penn softball returned the favor against rival Princeton this weekend, as it swept the Tigers in a four-game series, winning 4-2, 2-1, 7-2 and 9-2.
The Red and Blue were swept by both Yale and Brown in two Ivy League doubleheaders.
Looking to avenge a 7-5 loss to Villanova (13-18-1) Wednesday afternoon, Penn took the Wildcats eight innings to a 2-2 tie in the back-end of a double header before the umpires called off the remainder of the late game.
Lightning struck twice for the Penn softball team on Sunday as they swept Dartmouth, winning both games on walk-off home runs.