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.
It’s Ivy League Champs or bust for the Penn softball team this year.
Penn softball took on La Salle Wednesday in its last contest before heading into Ivy play and picked up a 6-0 victory.
The Quakers came out of the weekend even, splitting with both Lehigh Friday and Rider Saturday at Warren Field.
The softball team can now add the newest member of the coaching staff, pitching expert Lisa Sweeney, to its list of assets.
With bases loaded, the Quakers couldn't connect and Syracuse cruised to a 6-1 victory in game one of the doubleheader, and 8-1 in second at Warren Field.
On Wednesday afternoon at Warren Field, the Quakers were held to just six combined runs over two losses to the Hawks, 2-5 and 4-13 in the nightcap.
The Quakers went 5-3 on their spring break road trip.
This year, the Red and Blue start the season controversy-free and with a robust 22-player roster, including six freshmen.
Penn sophomore Jessica Melendez's hometown in Puerto Rico and the post-industrial landscape of Philadelphia are linked by her love of softball.
Trailing division leader Cornell by four games, Penn can clinch a division crown only if it sweeps Columbia (11-30, 2-14), and Princeton sweeps Cornell.