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Softball to Host La Salle Thursday in Final Non-League Home Date
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Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Release: 04/11/2012

The Princeton softball team will host La Salle Thursday for a twinbill beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Class of 1895 Field just two days before Ivy League play resumes against Penn.

The Tigers enter the game with the Explorers at 9-20 overall and 5-3 in the Ivy League, while La Salle stands at 6-27 and 0-8 in the Atlantic 10.

Princeton is 12-0 all-time against La Salle, though the history is not recent. The teams last played in 2001 at a Maryland-hosted tournament, and the Explorers have visited Princeton only twice, in 1986 and 1988.

The Tigers won three in a row over the weekend at Yale and Brown before dropping an 11-inning contest to the Bears in Providence. The weekend closed play against the Ivy North teams and put Princeton two games back of division-leading Cornell (7-1) with 12 games to play, all against the Ivy South division. Princeton will host the Quakers this weekend while Columbia will head to Cornell.

Princeton's Liza Kuhn won the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honor for her performances last week against Seton Hall, Brown and Yale, including a 13-strikeout game against Yale and a shutout of Seton Hall. That, plus dueling for nearly 11 full innings before falling to Brown, dropped Kuhn's ERA for the season to a team-best 3.44. Both Kuhn and junior classmate Alex Peyton (3.90) have a 4-8 record, while freshman Meredith Brown, who last pitched against Seton Hall, is 1-4 with a 4.67 ERA.

At the plate, senior Nicole Ontiveros carries the top average at .327, while Peyton is right behind at .319 and leads the team with five home runs.

For the Explorers, Alicia Aughton has thrown 138 of the team's 198 innings, carrying a 3.20 ERA while getting all six of the team's wins. Kristin Travers (0-11, 8.51) and Alyssa Bitsimis (0-2, 8.22) round out the staff. On offense, Brianna DiTommaso hits .247 to lead the team, while Aughton also hits .247 and has a team-high three home runs.

The visits from Philadelphia will continue Saturday and Sunday when the Tigers host Penn for a pair each day starting at 12:30 p.m.

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