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Penn Turns Up Offense in Friday Twinbill

March 15, 2013

Box Score Game 1 | Box Score Game 2

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Lafayette bats never really got going on Friday, as Penn beat Lafayette 8-0 and 11-2 in a softball doubleheader at Penn Park.

In the opener, Alexis Borden (3-6) tossed a five-inning no-hitter for the Quakers. She walked four batters, two of whom reached second, and struck out seven.

Penn (6-10) scored all of its runs in third and fourth innings. Korinne Raby's three-run home run accounted for all of the offense in the third. The Quakers added five more in the fourth, and Raby provided the power. She hit a three-run double to the gap in left center off Lafayette starter Melissa Robinson.

Robinson fell to 2-6, allowing eight runs (4 earned) on six hits with four walks and a strikeout.

The nightcap was highlighted by some early offensive production in an 11-2 final. Jordan Parsons ripped a two-run home run with Brittany Paul aboard after a one-out single.

Half of Lafayette's six hits in the five-inning game came in that first inning with Allison Thomas adding a two-out single only to see the inning end when Victoria Vergona was cut down at third.

The lead lasted until the second when Penn pounded out three runs. The first scored on an illegal pitch and two more came plateward on Samanta Erosa's one-out single to right as the Quakers led 3-2.

Penn put away the game with a seven-run fourth inning. Raby's second three-run homer of the day was the big blow while Elysse Gorney added a two-run triple.

Bryn Gornick (1-2) took the loss, giving up three runs (2 earned) on three hits in two innings. She walked one and struck out one in two innings of work. Kaitlin Perrine and Robinson threw an inning apiece, combining to give up eight runs on seven hits with four walks and three strikeouts. Lauren Li (2-0) went all five innings for Penn, scattering six hits with two walks.

Lafayette (3-8) returns to action on March 22-24 at the Sean Savage Tournament in Dover, Del. The Leopards will face Brown and Princeton along with host Delaware State.