May 10, 2012

SOFTBALL | Red Ends Season After Loss to Penn Quakers

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The Red played against Binghamton and Penn last week, with a split at Binghamton and a loss against the Quakers. Following the loss against Penn on Saturday, the season came to a close with a 25-23 record for the Red.

With the home field advantage, Penn defeated the Red in Philadelphia, Pa. with a perfect game. The Quaker’s Alexis Borden pitched a perfect game, facilitating a 4-0 win over the Red.

This loss represents the end of the Red’s three-year steak of representing the South Division at the Ivy League Championships. The Quakers (33-15) will move on to face Harvard this upcoming weekend.

Earlier in the week, Cornell split its doubleheader against Binghamton in Vestal, N.Y. at the East Gym Field. The Red defeated Binghamton, 4-3, on Wednesday afternoon, hitting three home runs in the first game.

Though Binghamton scored three runs in the first inning, the Red began to catch up in the third, scoring two runs.  Surpassing Binghamton in the sixth inning, Cornell recorded two runs again, scored as bombs by freshman Linda Laeufer and junior Kristen Towne, which brought the game’s final score to 4-3.

The doubleheader came to a split after Binghamton defeated the Red in the second game, 5-1. Sophomore Sarah McCormack scored the only run of the game during the seventh inning.

Original Author: Tina Ahmadi