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Softball Weekly Release - Week 11

Updated Ivy League Softball Statistics

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Penn and Dartmouth will meet for the second-straight year for the Ancient Eight title in the Ivy League Softball Championship Series. 

The site will change from a year ago, when the teams met in Philadelphia. Dartmouth's Ivy record being the better of the two has earned the Big Green the right to host the series this weekend, slated for Saturday and Sunday at Dartmouth Softball Park.

The South Division champ has won four of the seven previous championship series. The home team has won all seven series to date. Only three of the seven have gone to a decisive third game. 

Penn took care of business quickly, sweeping a doubleheader in Philadelphia on Friday to reduce the magic number to 1. The Quakers claimed the opener in New York on Sunday to earn the Ivy League's South Division title for the third-straight year.

Dartmouth's route to the division title was a little more adventurous. The teams were rained out on Saturday in Cambridge, shifting the first two games of the series to Hanover. After Harvard won the opener in eight innings, 2-0, Dartmouth had its backs to the wall. 

Morgan McCalmon's 13-strikeout complete game effort was topped off by Kelsey Miller's no-doubt-about-it walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh, giving Dartmouth a 2-1 win and new life heading to Cambridge. 

On Monday, the no-doubt theme continued for Dartmouth with a pair of convincing wins over the Crimson to win the North title for the second-straight year. In the opener, Dartmouth scored three in the top of the first and eventually lengthened the lead to 6-0 on the way to an 8-2 win. In the nightcap, Dartmouth again jumped out 3-0 early on. After Harvard closed to 5-2 in the fifth, Dartmouth put together a four-run sixth to put the game away. 

Penn won last year's series in three games, earning the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament bid. It will be a rematch of star pitchers, as well, with both Kristen Rumley and Alexis Borden returning for their respective squads. Over the weekend, Borden became the 18th player in League history to record 50 career wins. She is closing in on 500 career strikeouts, a mark Rumley surpassed two weeks ago. 

Penn freshman Leah Allen slugged two more home runs over the weekend to give her 13 on the year and break Penn's single-season record. Cornell's Lauren May holds the Ivy League record for home runs by a freshman with 16 (set in 2002). Harvard's Lauren Murphy holds the League record for homers in a season with 18 (in 2007).

Because the Harvard-Penn suspended game from April 4 will not be needed to determine the division champions, that game will become an 8-8 tie officially. In addition, those statistics will now become official, which changes the outlook on the Ivy League batting race. With that game included, Allen's average drops to .397 on the year. McCalmon leads the Ivy League at .424

Dartmouth has never had a player win the League's batting title, while Allen is trying to become the second Quaker to do so since (Annie Kinsey in 2007). The last time a freshman won the Ivy batting crown was in 2001 when Cornell's Kate Varde won the first of her two batting titles.

The Harvard-Cornell doubleheader has been cancelled, as well, since it will not have an outcome on the divisional races.   

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
After dropping the first game of a pivotal series with Harvard, Dartmouth's Morgan McCalmon (Norman, Okla.) put the team on her back and led The Big Green to the Ivy League's North Division title. She hurled seven innings in Sunday's second game, allowing just three hits and striking out 13 to keep Dartmouth's hopes alive in a 2-1 win. Monday, in Cambridge, McCalmon went 5-for-8 in the doubleheader with one home run, one double, four RBIs and three runs scored as Dartmouth swept both games (8-2 and 9-2) to clinch the North Division crown. 

In her three pitching appearances, McCalmon struck out 19 and did not issue a walk in 12-2/3 innings. 

McCalmon's Weekly Stats
5 GP, 15 AB, 3 R, 6 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, .400 Avg., .471 on-base, .667 slg.%
3 App., 2 GS, 2-0, 1.66 ERA, 1 CG, 12.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 19 K  

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Penn pitcher Alexis Borden (Yorba Linda, Calif.) earned three complete game wins over Columbia this weekend as Penn locked up the Ivy League's South Division title. She allowed just one earned run in 17 innings of work, walking three and striking out 15. She earned both wins on Saturday, scattering eight hits in 10 innings and then closed it out with a Game 1 win on Sunday as the Quakers won the South Division for the third consecutive year.    

Borden's Weekly Stats
3 App., 3 GS, 3-0, 0.41 ERA, 3 CG, 17.0 IP, 18 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 15 K, 0.41 ERA

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Penn's Alexis Sargent (Alexandria, Va.) went 7-for-9 on the week with three home runs and six RBIs. Sargent slugged two home runs in a 9-1 win over the Lions on Saturday, wrapping up the South Division title. She also homered in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Lions in the regular seaosn finale, raising her season total to nine.   

Sargent's Weekly Stats
4 GP, 9 AB, 3 R, 7 H, 3 HR, 6 RBIs, 1 BB, 1 K, .778 Avg., .818 on-base, 1.778 slg.%

 

HONOR ROLL  

Maddie Cousens, Princeton (Sr. OF - Albany, Calif.)
4 GP, 14 AB, 4 R, 7 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 1 K, 1 SB, .500 Avg., .500 on-base, .786 slg.%

Janet Lueng, Brown (So., SS - Mississauga, Ont.)
4 GP, 13 AB, 4 R, 5 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .385 Avg., .385 on-base, .692 slg.%

Alix Cook, Columbia (Jr., Util. - El Segundo, Calif.)
4 GP, 14 AB, 2 R, 7 H, 1 RBI, .500 Avg., .500 on-base, .500 slg.%

Lauren Delgadillo, Yale (So., INF, San Clemente, Calif.)
4 GP, 12 AB, 5 R, 8 H, 4 RBIs, .667 Avg., .733 on-base, .667 slg.%

Elysse Gorney, Penn (Sr., C/OF - Orlando, Fla.)
5 GP, 11 AB, 3 R, 5 H, 1 2B, 2 RBis, 2 BB, .455 Avg., .571 on-base, .545 slg.% 

Jenny Edwards, Cornell (Sr., INF - Morton Grove, Ill.)
6 GP, 19 AB 3 R, 8 H, 3 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 2 BB, 2 K, .421 Avg., .476 on-base, .737 slg.%

Haley Hineman, Princeton (Fr., Util. - Valencia, Calif.)
4 GP, 12 AB, 6 H, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, .500 Avg., .538 on-base, .583 slg.% 

Julia Schoenewald, Brown (Fr., C - Jamison, Pa.)
4 GP, 9 AB, 1 R, 5 H, 2 RBIs, .556 Avg., .636 on-base, .556 slg.%

Lindsay Efflandt, Yale (Fr., P/1B - Cary, Ill.)
2 App., 1 GS, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 CG, 9.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Leah Allen, Penn (Fr., OF - Woodbine, Md.) 
5 GP, 14 AB, 4 R, 5 H, 1 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K, 3 SB, .357 Avg., .471 on-base, .857 slg.%

Shanna Christian, Princeton (So., P - Parker, Colo.) 
3 App., 2 GS, 1-1, 1 sv., 1.95 ERA, 2 CG, 14.1 IP, 9 H, 4 R,  4 ER, 3 BB, 9 K

Alyson Onyon, Cornell (Sr., P - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
5 App., 3 GS, 3-1, 1.01 ERA, 3 CG, 27.2 IP, 22 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 17 K

Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth (Jr., P - Katy, Texas)
3 App., 2 GS, 1-1, 1 sv., 1.29 ERA, 1 CG, 16.1 IP, 15 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 13 K 

 

PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

Player of the Week
Feb. 25: Emily Gusse, Harvard 
Mar. 4: Kelsey Miller, Dartmouth
Mar. 11: Christina Andrews, Brown
Mar. 18: Leah Allen, Penn / Kelsey Miller, Dartmouth
Mar. 25: Kasey Lange, Harvard / Kayla Shimoda, Columbia
Apr. 1: Morgan McCallmon, Dartmouth
Apr. 8: Morgan McCallmon, Dartmouth
Apr. 15:  Kanani Datan, Penn
Apr. 22: Alyssa Rodia, Columbia 

Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 25: Laura Ricciardone, Harvard 
Mar. 4: Laura Ricciardone, Harvard
Mar. 11: Alexis Borden, Penn
Mar. 18: Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth
Mar. 25: Alyson Onyon, Cornell
Apr. 1: Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth
Apr. 8: Laura Ricciardone, Harvard
Apr. 15: Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth / Laura Ricciardone, Harvard
Apr. 22: Laura Ricciardone, Harvard 

Rookie of the Week
Feb. 25: Karen Chaw, Dartmouth
Mar. 4: Karen Chaw, Dartmouth / Taylor Cabe, Harvard
Mar. 11: Christina Andrews, Brown
Mar. 18: Leah Allen, Penn
Mar. 25: Alyssa Rodia, Columbia
Apr. 1: Shelby Unger, Columbia
Apr. 8: Leah Allen, Penn
Apr. 15: Leah Allen, Penn
Apr. 22: Alyssa Rodia, Columbia 

HITTING STREAKS IN IVY LEAGUE THIS SEASON (10 or more games)
17, Morgan McCalmon (Dartmouth)
14, Alix Cook (Columbia)
12, Kasey Lange (Harvard)
13, Shelbi Olson (Harvard)
12, Shelbi Olson (Harvard)
12, Meg Parker (Cornell)
11, Elysse Gorney (Penn)
10, Leah Allen (Penn)
10, Shelby Unger (Columbia)
10, Kelsey Miller (Dartmouth) 

*current streak

CONSECUTIVE GAMES REACHING BASE IN IVY LEAGUE THIS SEASON (15 or more games)
22, Shelbi Olson (Harvard) 
22, Lauren Delgadillo (Yale)*
21, Alix Cook (Columbia)
17, Morgan McCalmon (Dartmouth)
16, Emily Gusse (Harvard)
15, Emily Gusse (Harvard)
15, Meg Parker (Cornell)*

*current streak 

NOTE: Kasey Lange has two separate streaks of 13 games.

NCAA STATISTICAL LEADERS (THROUGH APRIL 27)
TEAM STATISTICS (Top 30)
Earned Run Average: 20. Harvard 1.88
Fielding Pct: 23. Dartmouth .972
Doubles Per Game:
 11. Columbia, 1.64
Stolen Bases Per Game: 11. Harvard, 1.98

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS (Top 40)
Home Runs Per Game: 13. Leah Allen (Penn), 0.35
Home Runs: 40. Leah Allen (Penn), 13
RBIs Per Game: 23. Leah Allen (Penn), 1.11
Doubles Per Game: 35. Katie McEachern (Dartmouth), 0.33
ERA: 22. Laura Ricciardone (Harvard), 1.36
Saves: 27. Kristen Rumley (Dartmouth), 3
Slugging Percentage:
13. Leah Allen (Penn), .829
Sac Hits Per Game:
15. Adrienne Hume (Harvard), 0.29
Sacrifice Flies: 17. Sophie Giaquinto (Cornell), 4; 17. Lauren Delgadillo (Yale) 4
Walks Allowed Per 7 IP: 9. Kristen Rumley (Dartmouth), 0.95
Hits Allowed Per 7 IP: 30. Emily Kenyon (Columbia) 4.67

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 29
Penn at Villanova, 3 pm
Cornell at Binghamton, 3:30 pm (DH) 

Saturday, May 2
Ivy League Championship Series

Penn at Dartmouth, 1 pm [IVY]
Dartmouth vs. Penn (at Dartmouth), 3 pm [IVY]

Sunday, May 3
Ivy League Championship Series
Penn at Dartmouth, 1 pm (if necessary) [IVY]

KEY:
*Ivy League Games
[IVY] - Game broadcast on The Ivy League Digital Network 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES HISTORY

2007 -- Harvard (North) vs. Penn (South)

Game One: Harvard def. Penn, 4-0

Game Two: Harvard def. Penn, 4-2

Harvard wins series, 2-0 (Soldiers Softball Field // Cambridge, Mass.)

 

2008 -- Harvard (North) vs. Princeton (South)

Game One: Princeton def. Harvard, 4-2

Game Two: Princeton def. Harvard, 5-1

Princeton wins series, 2-0 (Class of 1895 Field // Princeton, N.J.)

 

2009 -- Dartmouth (North) vs. Cornell (South)

Game One: Cornell def. Dartmouth, 4-0

Game Two: Dartmouth def. Cornell, 5-1

Game Three: Cornell def. Dartmouth, 6-1

Cornell wins series, 2-1 (at Niemand*Robison Field // Ithaca, N.Y.)

 

2010 -- Harvard (North) vs. Cornell (South)

Game One: Cornell def. Harvard, 3-1

Game Two: Harvard def. Cornell, 4-2

Game Three: Cornell def. Harvard, 3-2

Cornell wins series, 2-1 (at Niemand*Robison Field // Ithaca, N.Y.)

 

2011 -- Harvard (North) vs. Cornell (South)

Game One: Harvard def. Cornell, 5-0

Game Two: Harvard def. Cornell, 4-0

Harvard wins series, 2-0 (at Soldiers Field // Cambridge, Mass.)

 

2012 -- Harvard (North) vs. Penn (South)

Game One: Harvard def. Penn, 1-0

Game Two: Harvard def. Penn, 5-2

Harvard wins series, 2-0 (at Soldiers Field // Cambridge, Mass.)

 

2013 -- Dartmouth (North) vs. Penn (South)

Game One: Penn def. Dartmouth, 1-0

Game Two: Dartmouth def. Penn, 6-2

Game Three: Penn def. Dartmouth, 3-2

Penn wins series, 2-1 (at Penn Park // Philadelphia, Pa.)