Softball Splits With Penn In Ivy Opener

April 9, 2006

Box Score

Philadelphia, PA - The softball team opened Ivy League play this afternoon in Philadelphia, as the Bears took game one 2-1, but Quakers rebounded in game two and shut out Brown winning 8-0. Junior Melissa Ota hit a two out single in the top of the third inning, bringing in two Bears for the 2-0 lead in Brown's game one win.

The Bears threatened early in game one as sophomore Linnea Anderson hit a one out single to right center and made her way to third on a pass ball and single by freshman Ava Amini. Amini made her way to second on the throw putting two in scoring position with one out. But the Anderson and Amini were stranded there as the next two batters recorded outs. Brown cashed in back to back walks, as lead off senior Mary Seid and sophomore Amy Baxter put two on with no outs. The two base runners where then moved up a base when senior Jaimie Wirkowski hit a sacrifice bunt to put runners in scoring position with one down. After a pop up to the short stop for the second out, Ota came to bat and brought in Seid and Baxter on her single giving Brown the two run lead.

That would be all freshman Michelle Moses would needed, as the first year hurler only had one bad inning, where she surrendered a one run homerun in her seven inning performance.

Game the Bears could not get the bats going, and went into the bottom half of the sixth inning only down 1-0. The Quakers exploded in the bottom half of the inning as they tallied seven runs on three hits including a grand slam and a solo homerun. Getting the loss was freshman Kristen Schindler who saw action in 5.1 innings, giving up six runs on eight hits.

The Bears will look to rebound when they travel to Princeton, NJ to take on the Tigers tomorrow, afternoon at 1:00 p.m., wrapping up their first Ivy weekend.