Senior Brooke Coloma is looking to add to Penn's historic season on the softball field. The four-time all-Ivy League outfielder and California native leads Penn with 35 RBIs this season and has 123 in her career. She is hitting .343.
Behind Coloma, sophomore pitcher Alexis Borden (17-10, 2.38 ERA) and senior second baseman Samantha Erosa (.344), the Quakers qualified for the regional round of the NCAA Division I softball College World Series for the first time in school history.
They are scheduled to play in College Station, Texas, against 16th-seeded Texas A&M on Friday at 8 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN2.
With nine players on the all-Ivy team this season, the Quakers (30-18) look to challenge a strong Aggies team that went 39-15. The Aggies are led by freshman outfielder Cali Lanphear, who is hitting .363 with 18 home runs and 53 RBIs.
Here is the schedule for Penn's bracket in the double-elimination round:
Friday: Game 1, Baylor (39-15) vs. Arizona (32-24), 5:30 p.m.; Game 2, Penn (30-18) vs. Texas A&M (39-15), 8 p.m.
Saturday: Game 3, Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m.; Game 4, Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 5:30 p.m.; Game 5, Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m.
Sunday: Game 6, Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 3:30 p.m.; Game 7 (if necessary), Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m.