Brown Sweeps Penn on Saturday in Softball Action

April 21, 2002

Game #1

In the first game, the Bears got on the board in the top of the 3rd inning. With runners on 1st and 3rd, freshman Uchenna Omokaro (Hercules, CA) stroked a double to left field, bringing in Candace Toth (Woodinville, WA) and Laura Leonetti (Fresno, TX).

Brown continued the scoring trend in the 4th, scoring three runs. Junior Lauren Wong (Mountain View, CA) got it started, hitting a triple to score junior Cara Howe (Missouri City, TX). Marissa Berkes (El Segundo, CA) reached on an error, allowing Wong to score. Brown's 5th run came when Maggie Haskins (Chicago, IL) singled, driving in Berkes.

The Quakers rallied back to put together a four-run inning in the bottom of the sixth. Sophomore Melissa Brown (Moreno Valley, CA) came up big in the bottom of the 7th, throwing out all three batters, as the Bears held on for a 5-4 decision.

Game #2

Junior Cara Howe led the way for the Bears in the second game of the day, going 3-3, including a homerun.

The Bears opened the first inning with two runs, as Leonetti came in on an error by the Quaker catcher, and then Melissaa Brown hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Omokaro.

Brown then put on a 6-run 4th inning performance to make the score 8-0. Leonetti hit a double to score sophomore Angie Galt (Silver Springs, MD) and Maggie Haskins. Senior Julia Iudicello (McLean, VA) then stepped up to send a secrifice fly to center field, bringing in Erin Durlesser (Santa Monica, CA). Leonetti would score after Melissa Brown reached on an error by the center fielder. The final two runs of the inning came when Galt singled to right field, scoring Omokaro and Brown.

Durlesser would lead off the 5th inning, pounding a homerun shot to left center field, making the score 9-0. Penn would then take advantage of the Bears in the bottom of the inning, scoring 4 runs.

The Bears went up 11-4 in the top of the 6th. Howe led the inning off with a homerun of her own. Then, with Melissa Brown on 2nd, Galt singled to bring her home.

With the two wins, Brown improved to 11-17 overall and 4-6 in the Ivy League.