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Ivy South Play Begins for @PUSoftball at Penn This Weekend

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 04/11/2013
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Princeton will head to Penn for a pivotal Ivy series this weekend.
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

In a pivotal series for the Princeton softball team, the Tigers will head to Philadelphia Saturday and Sunday.

The series will open Ivy South divisional play with Penn leading the South at 7-1, two games ahead of Princeton (5-3) and three in front of Cornell and Columbia (4-4).

Princeton (20-12, 5-3 Ivy) at Penn (17-14, 7-1 Ivy)
Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14, 12:30 p.m. doubleheaders at Penn Park
Live Stats | Penn Audio (Included with GoPrincetonTigers.tv Subscription)
All-time series: Princeton leads 53-18
Streak: Penn 3 overall, 5 at Penn
Last meeting: On April 14-15, 2012, Penn took three of four from Princeton at '95 Field. The Quakers limited the Tigers to zero runs or one run in three of the four games, while Princeton's win was by a 4-3 margin.
At the plate: Princeton is outhitting Penn .306 to .267 this season.
Top hitters: Alyssa Schmidt (33-82, .402) is Princeton's top hitter, while Stephanie Caso (26-74, .351) leads the Quakers in batting average.
In the circle: Princeton's staff ERA is 2.53, Penn's is 3.33.
Top pitchers: Alex Peyton (6-4) has thrown a team-high 74 2/3 innings for Princeton, accruing a 1.78 ERA. Alexis Borden (8-7, 1.56) leads Penn in innings, throwing 103 of the team's 199 2/3 frames.

• None of Princeton's four pitchers has thrown more than 36 percent of the team's innings. Penn's Alexis Borden has thrown nearly 52 percent of the team's innings.

• Borden has started the first game of all four Ivy twinbills for the Quakers, while Lauren Li and Lindsay Mann have split the four nightcap starts. Alex Peyton has started all four first games for Princeton, while Liza Kuhn, Meredith Brown and Shanna Christian have split the four game-two starts.

• The weekend will return first-year Princeton coach Lisa Sweeney to her first collegiate coaching job after she left her alma mater. Sweeney was an assistant coach at Penn for the last two seasons, helping the Quakers to a South Division title last season.

• The Tigers and Quakers have had only one non-league opponent that each team has played so far. Princeton defeated Villanova 4-1 at '95 Field last week, while Penn lost to Villanova 7-1 in Orlando back on March 2 and 9-0 at Penn Park this Thursday.
• Penn has dominated the series with Princeton of late after the Tigers ran out to a 44-2 series lead. The Quakers have won the last four four-game series against Princeton, taking three of four in 2009, 2010 and 2012 while sweeping Princeton in 2011.
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