Penn softball’s overdue-recreation comeback comes up quick in loss to Rider
Coming sparkling off a doubleheader sweep in a chain win over Harvard, Penn softball couldn’t manage to stick to its triumphing methods and suffered a surprising loss to Rider at Penn Park on Wednesday afternoon. The Quakers (eleven-10) by no means led against the traveling Broncs (2-20) and fell with the aid of a rating of 5-2 after giving up the first five runs of the game. The Red and Blue entered the 7th and final inning, trailing five-0, but their late rally, wherein two runs were scored, and the bases were loaded, become not sufficient to conquer a bad protecting overall performance.
Penn dedicated five errors inside the field Wednesday and a shaky pitching overall performance using the Quakers — in which none of the four pitchers lasted more than innings — didn’t do a lot to assist the hosts’ cause. While neither team observed a manner to position runs at the board in the first two innings, Rider becomes capable of getting things commenced in the 0.33 body. Simultaneously, exact sophomore hitter Sam Ward scored junior middle fielder Kelsey Marigliano on an RBI single.
The third inning outburst didn’t forestall there for the Broncs; the site visitors prolonged their lead to 3 by capitalizing on Penn’s errors. Rider freshman proper fielder Lani Moreno reached first base on a fielder’s preference, but resulting throwing errors allowed Ward and junior shortstop Rachael Zeiders to go domestic plate from 1/3 and 2d support, respectively. The very next inning, Rider brought to its lead with a -out rally. Two instantly walks put a runner in a scoring role for Zeiders to score with an unmarried. The chance didn’t cease there:
A hit batsman loaded the bases earlier than a strikeout ended the inning. The Broncs’ lead increased to five within the sixth inning way to other errors. An unmarried and a-base errors positioned the leadoff batter on 0.33 to begin the inning before any other mistakes scored the runner. Of the five runs Penn allowed, three had been unearned. Entering the last stanza, Penn became trailing five-zero and dedicated other errors (5) than hits (four). The Quakers did have a few possibilities with runners in scoring roles thanks to earning walks at the plate. In the bottom of the 6th, the Red and Blue had the bases loaded with outs after an unmarried and two steps.
The Quakers couldn’t get the run across. Just one out, far from being close out inside the bottom of the 7th, junior left fielder Clare Sebastianelli stroked a solo home run to put Penn on the board. Two instantly walks gave senior first baseman Sarah Cwiertnia a runner in a scoring role. Cwiertnia took advantage with an RBI double to the left.
Another stroll positioned the triumphing to run on the plate; however, freshman Corrie Phillips struck out to stop the sport.
The game becomes first of all scheduled as a doubleheader; however, it was modified to just one game after trade-in Penn’s schedule for the weekend. Due to climate concerns in Hanover, N.H., the Quakers’ weekend collection with Dartmouth has been moved up an afternoon. Instead of having three games on Saturday and Sunday, the series will begin on Friday earlier than finishing on Saturday. The Big Green are coming off a weekend series at Columbia that led to a sweep for the Lions. Dartmouth hasn’t won since it beat California State Northridge on March 19.