When the Red and Blue entered spring training this season, however, it was with a roster overflowing with freshmen, as first-year athletes accounted for 10 of the 21 girls in Penn’s program.
Penn softball hit the road for 11 games in Florida over spring break to kick off its season. The stretch was a roller coaster ride for the Quakers
When Penn softball departs for Florida on Thursday, it won’t be looking to just soak up some much-needed sun; the Quakers are hoping to pick up some W’s along the way.
As snow, vicious wind and cold weather blanketed Philadelphia on Monday, the Quakers season opening doubleheader against St. Joseph’s - initially scheduled for Tuesday - has been postponed.
We won’t see the immediate impact of Penn’s nascent prestige on this year’s recruiting class, but that’s not to say this year’s recruits won’t step in and make an impact.
The Red and Blue came off of a 12-0 shutout at the hands of the Texas A&M Aggies heading into its elimination game versus the Arizona Wildcats in College Station. On Saturday, the Quakers (30-20) battled with a storied Arizona (33-25) team, coming up just short in extra innings, 3-2.
The Quakers fell in 5 innings to Texas A&M, managing just one hit while the Aggies smashed Penn pitching
Saturday, Texas A&M will host a four-team double elimination tournament for the NCAA Softball Regional Finals including Baylor, Arizona and Penn.
The Quakers will travel to College Station, Texas, to battle Texas A&M in the first round of Penn’s first ever NCAA Tournament Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern time, in a game that will be aired on ESPN2.
The Quakers dispatched Dartmouth in a hard-fought contest that featured clashes in all aspects of the game. With a bit of home-field inspiration and fuel from their deep senior leadership, Penn edged the Big Green in the deciding third game of their series, 3-2.
Penn Park was bursting with excited fans and an electric energy as the Penn softball team took on Dartmouth in the first Ivy League Championship series to ever be played on Penn soil.
The Quakers failed to wrap up the title with a sweep, edging the Big Green in the first matchup, 1-0, and losing the second game, 6-2.
Penn dispatched the Lions, 2-1 and 12-4, respectively, providing an emotionally charged ending to the season for the Quakers (28-17, 16-4 Ivy) and their first home-field advantage in program history.
The Penn softball team, on the path to winning the Ivy League championship, suffered a hiccup in an otherwise stellar season when it blew the second game of a doubleheader against Cornell on Saturday.But The Quakers recovered nicely, winning both games Sunday to finish the weekend with a 3-1 series victory.
This weekend, Penn softball travels to Ithaca, N.Y. to take on Ivy South rival Cornell in a series that the Quakers hope will help secure their top Ivy ranking.
Penn (21-15) did not score an earned run on the day but took advantage of three critical errors by the Dragons, (12-29) winning 3-2.
Softball isn’t always considered a banner sport, not drawing the massive crowds that football and basketball do perennially. But the Quakers have shown this year that they are no ordinary Ivy team.
Penn started the weekend off by splitting games with Princeton — winning, 10-9, and then losing, 5-3 — before sweeping the Jersey rivals the next day, 9-2 and 5-4.
After a promising weekend Ivy League sweep, Penn once again struggled in their mid-week clash, as the Quakers committed four errors and only connected for three hits en route to a 9-0 shutout against Villanova.
Armed with hot bats and a well-rounded pitching rotation, the Quakers (17-13, 0-2 Big 5) will take on Villanova (14-20, 2-2) Thursday night at Penn Park.
Penn softball’s Elysse Gorney finds a constant source of inspiration in her late brother, Greg.