March 30, 2008
Philadelphia, PA - The Brown softball team (5-10, 0-4 Ivy) dropped two games to the Pennsylvania Quakers (14-8, 3-1) this afternoon, losing 4-0 in game one, and then 11-3 in game two at Warren Field. Senior Amy Baxter (Hollister, CA) led the Bears today, going three-for-six from the plate, including a homerun.
In game one, Penn had some solid pitching from Jessie Lupardus, who pitched all seven innings to strike out nine of Brown's batters. Baxter went two-for-three from the plate, and senior Linnea Anderson (El Dorado Hills, CA) went one-for three to tally the Bears' only hits.
Anderson and Baxter both got on base in the first inning, but couldn't reach home. Penn jumped on Brown early, scoring three runs after a homerun by Christina Khosravi.
After a quick inning for Bruno in the second, Penn tallied its fourth run when Annie Kinsey hit a sacrifice fly to left field to bring in Hilary Sheridan. In the sixth, Brown put two runners on base when freshman Lindsay Rice (Bradford, RI) walked, and Baxter doubled to center field. But that's as close as Brown would come, falling to Penn in game one, 4-0.
Junior Michelle Moses (5-4) pitched all six innings, striking out seven Penn batters while allowing six hits and four runs.
In game two, Brown got on the scoreboard first, scoring two runs in the third inning. Freshman Emily Chaddock (Laguna Niguel, CA) sparked the Bears with a double to right center. Rice then reached first on an error, scoring Chaddock and giving Bruno a 1-0 lead. Freshman Kristie Chin (Katy, TX) then singled up the middle to bring in Rice, and put the score at 2-0.
The Quakers picked up run in the bottom of the third, and then went on to score six more in the fourth. With two outs in the fifth, Brown's Baxter came up with a homerun to centerfield. Penn answered right back, scoring four unanswered runs in the final two innings to defeat the Bears, 11-3.
Chin began on the mound for Brown, pitching 3.2 innings to allow 10 hits and give up seven runs. Moses then came in, followed by Chaddock.
Up next, the Bears host Cornell on Saturday, April 5th, and then Princeton on Sunday, April 6th for doubleheaders beginning at 12:30 p.m.