Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Defending Ivy Champion Penn

Kristen Leung (Rocco Labbadia photo)
Kristen Leung (Rocco Labbadia photo)

Brennan, Labbadia Each With Two Hits On Day

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. –Penn began defense of its Ivy League title in impressive fashion. The Quakers swept a doubleheader from Yale, winning both games 3-0 at Penn Park.

Alexis Borden tossed a two-hit shutout in the first game, and Alexis Sargent scattered seven hits to blank the Bulldogs in the second game.

Hannah Brennan and Brittany Labbadia both had two hits on the day for Yale (3-17, 0-4 Ivy).

In the opener, the Quakers (6-11, 2-0 Ivy) scored twice in the first inning and added a single run in the second. That was more than enough for Borden, who struck out four and walked only one.

Labbadia and Caroline McGuire had the hits for the Bulldogs.

Freshman Lindsay Efflandt was the hard-luck losing pitcher. She struck out three in six innings.

Yale outhit the Quakers 7-5 in the second game but left eight runners on base.

Penn scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings.

The Bulldogs' best scoring chance came in the third when Lauren Delgadillo led off with a double, and Allie Souza followed with a single. Sargent, though, retired the next three hitters.

Yale also got two runners on in the fourth on singles by Brennan and Camille Weisenbach but couldn't capitalize.

Rhydian Glass and Kristen Leung both pitched well. Glass yielded five hits, and Leung tossed two innings of scoreless relief.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday when they play a doubleheader at UMass starting at 3 p.m. 

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity