Sophomore outfielder Dale Wickham hit three home runs in the Red's 4-3 victory over Princeton Saturday.

In Final Ivy Games, Cornell Baseball’s Offense Is Quieted by Princeton

On Senior Weekend at Hoy Field, Cornell dropped three of four to Princeton to close out the Ivy League segment of the Red’s season. The Tigers (22-18, 13-7 Ivy) sewed up the Lou Gehrig Division and the Red (14-24, 7-13 Ivy) remained mired in last place. Cornell has one more game this season at Binghamton Wednesday. The games on Friday were moved up a few hours to avoid impending rain, and game one of the weekend started at 10 a.m. Cornell head coach Dan Pepicelli said the rescheduling did not change his team’s preparation and he was happy they were able to get the games in. Princeton’s bats were not deterred either, as they jumped out to a first inning two-run lead and led 3-0 midway through the fifth.

Softball hopes to play spoiler and steal games against Princeton to finish off the Red's season.

Cornell Softball to Finish Regular Season in Four Game Series with Princeton

In its final nonconference game of the year, Cornell softball did not let their four-game sweep at Penn’s hands keep them down, going on to beat Colgate 6-3 in Hamilton on Tuesday. The Red (9-28, 3-13 Ivy) rode a well-rounded hitting attack and relied on the arm of sophomore Maddie Orcutt against the Raiders (8-26, 3-8 Patriot). They now face a challenging last weekend of the regular season at home against South Ivy division leader Princeton (17-25, 10-6). For head coach Julie Farlow ’97, Tuesday’s game with the Raiders could not have come quick enough. She was ready to move on from a frustrating weekend against Penn.

Up next for the heavyweight men's is the Carnegie Cup against Princeton and Yale.

Heavyweight Rowing Earns Third Straight Goes Cup and Stagg Points Plate

Watching the tape of one of his boats’ races, Cornell men’s rowing head coach Todd Kennett said he was impressed with the men’s power, but upset at their form and decision-making. Nevertheless, he was well aware of how well his boats had raced this past weekend. His team defended its grasp on the Goes Cup and Stagg Points Plate over Syracuse and Navy. “This is the first time since [the 1970s] that we won three years in a row,” he said. All three Red rowing teams were in action this last weekend.

The softball team will play both Brown and Yale twice this weekend.

Four Ivy League Matches on Deck for Cornell Softball

Earlier this week, inclement weather caused the softball team’s series at Siena (12-11, 0-2 MAAC) scheduled for Tuesday to be moved to Wednesday, but later it was cancelled altogether. Despite this, Cornell (4-16, 1-3 Ivy) will move on to play doubleheaders against Brown (13-10, 2-2) and Yale (9-19, 2-2) this weekend on the road. “We were frustrated with the Siena cancellation,” said senior catcher Leanne Iannucci. “We look forward to mid-week non-conference games to work on things in an actual game format before we have to play another Ivy League team again. Unfortunately, bad weather happens in upstate New York, and cancellations have happened to us before.

The Red will get a chance to "start over" with the beginning of Ivy League competition.

Softball’s Busy Break to Include Start of Ivy League Play

Cornell women’s softball will face four opponents over Spring Break, beginning with a doubleheader against George Washington (11-12) in Washington D.C. on March 29. The next day, the Red heads to Poughkeepsie for a pair with Marist (17-7). Cornell finishes the break with its first two home games of the season, against Ivy opponents Harvard (9-10) on April Fools Day and Dartmouth (7-8) on April 2. Cornell had gone winless over its first ten games before beating Georgetown last Saturday. According to head coach Julie Farnow ’97, finally coming out on top instills confidence that her team is on the right track.