• GoPrincetonTigers.Tv Princeton Store Tickets
  • Donate Live Events Live Stats
Penn Sweeps Softball to Win Weekend Series
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Release: 04/15/2012

PRINCETON -- A doubleheader-long dominant performance from Penn pitcher Alexis Borden yielded the Princeton softball team only two runs over the two games Sunday and delivered both games for the Quakers.

Penn (23-14, 8-4) moved to within two games of Cornell in the Ivy League South divisional standings after the Big Red split with Columbia Sunday. The Tigers (12-23, 6-6) fell four games back of Cornell with eight to play over the next two weekends.

Game 1: Penn 4, Princeton 1

Princeton's only run came in the first inning as Penn quickly responded and kept the Tigers off the board in a 4-1 win to open Sunday's play.

Maddie Cousens drove home Nicole Ontiveros in the first frame to put the Tigers up 1-0, but the lead was short lived. The Quakers tied it on two hits and an error in the second and went ahead 3-1 on three singles, a walk and an error in the second.

That was more than enough for Penn pitcher Alexis Borden (14-4), who gave up as many hits in the first inning of Sunday's opener -- three -- as she did the rest of the game. Penn added a run in the top of the seventh on two hits and an error. Cousens went 2 for 2 with a walk in Sunday's first game, while Alex Peyton (5-9) took the loss for Princeton in the circle.

Game 2: Penn 5, Princeton 1

Princeton again struck in the first inning of game two, but only after Penn put up three runs of its own in the top half of the frame on the way to a 5-1 win.

Two singles and a Jessica Melendez three-run home run staked the Quakers to a 3-0 lead against Princeton pitcher Liza Kuhn (5-10) before Princeton got one back in the bottom half of the inning on an Alex Peyton RBI-single that brought home Nicole Ontiveros.

From the final two batters of the first inning through the end of the sixth, Alexis Borden (15-5) let only one Princeton batter reach, and that was on a third-strike wild pitch. Sarah McGowan led off the bottom of the seventh for the Tigers with a double, but she advanced no further as Borden closed out the win.

The Tigers will head to Columbia when they continue Ivy League play next weekend but will first head to Lehigh for a non-league twinbill Wednesday.

ETAPVCFriends Groups
Free VideosTiger BlogMore Headlines

TigerBlog , the official blog of Princeton Athletics.

Apr. 24, 2014 - Good Luck To Lamar And Ashley
Tags: Water Polo, Golf

Apr. 23, 2014 - Musical Chairs
Tags: General

Apr. 22, 2014 - Keeping The Fire Lit
Tags: Lacrosse

Apr. 21, 2014 - Serving Notice
Tags: Tennis

Apr. 18, 2014 - 105 + 94 Does Not Equal 200
Tags: Lacrosse

April 24, 2014 TigerCast
On the eve of the Ivy League golf championships, women's head...
April 17, 2014 TigerCast
Dave Mackasey (heavyweight men) and Becky Kreutter (lightweight...
April 10, 2014 TigerCast
Juniors Lindsay Graff (women's tennis) and Casey Ward (men's...
Hyatt Slider

Sports Camps
PNC Bank
Tyco Community Spotlight
Athlete of the Week
Presented by Coach USA
April 14 - Ashleigh Johnson
National Champions
Field Hockey, DMR, Fencing, Stone Win National Titles
Championship Streak Now 42
London 2012
Princeton at the London Olympics
Tigers Claim Seven Medals
Sports Tickets
Proud Partner of Princeton Athletics
Buy and sell college and pro sports tickets
Email Updates
Don't Miss a Minute of the Action
Sign up to receive exclusive Princeton Tiger email updates