April 8, 2007
Philadelphia, PA - The Brown softball team (7-19, 1-7) fell to the University of Pennsylvania twice on Sunday, as they lost 3-2 in game one, and 14-6 in game two.
In game one, Penn took an early 1-0 in the first inning, as Julia Cheney doubled down the left field line to bring in the Quakers' Annie Kinsey who got on base on a walk. Both teams went scoreless in the second and third innings, but Brown freshman Andrea Browne (Vineland, NJ) tripled to left field and scored on a passed ball to tie the game up at ones.
Freshman Amanda Asay (Prince George, BC) then hit her first career homerun to centerfield and put the Bears ahead, 2-1. But the Quakers scored two runs in the fifth, and eventually ended in a 3-2 Brown loss.
Freshman Jessica Iwasaki (Cupertino, CA) pitched six innings for Brown and retired five Penn batters. She allowed five hits, three runs and walked one batter.
Both teams came out hot in game two, as the Bears scored five runs in the top of the first inning. Browne started things off with a single to first, and then stole second. Both sophomore Kelsey Wilson (Monterey, CA) and junior Amy Baxter (Hollister, CA) walked, and Asay reached first on a fielders' choice to score Browne.
Then, freshman Whitney Lewis (Irvine, CA) reached first on a fielders' choice, but was able to bring in Wilson. With two outs, freshman Katie Rothamel (Brentwood, TN) singled to second, and scored Lewis to put the score at 4-0. Freshman Kelsey Peterson (Fairfield, VT) then doubled to left field and scored two more runs for Brown to make it 5-0.
But Penn answered right back, by scoring four runs in the bottom of the first, as Kinsey led off with a homerun to centerfield. Then, three more Quakers scored as Cheney hit the second homerun of the inning to put the score at 5-4.
In the second inning, Brown's Baxter singled to right field to bring in freshman Brittany Lavine (Peoria, AZ) who had walked. The Bears went up 6-4, heading into the bottom of the second.
But that was all the Bears would score, as Penn just kept getting hotter. The Quakers scored five more runs in the fourth and two in the fifth, so end the game at 14-6 in a five-inning game.
Sophomore Kristen Schindler (Caldwell, NJ) started at the mound and was handed the loss, as she gave up seven runs and six hits in 1.1 innings. Sophomore Michelle Moses (Cooper City, FL) came in and pitched three innings to give up seven runs and allow four hits.
The Bears are back in action at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, when they take on Boston University at home.