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April 23, 2013

Softball Weekly Release - Week 9

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PRINCETON, N.J. --The Ivy League divisional softball races became much clearer over the weekend as teams head into the final weekend of scheduled regular season play.

By winning three out of four at Cornell, Penn has assured itself of at least a share of the Ivy League's South Division title and enters its weekend series against Columbia with a magic number of 1. The Quakers hold a four-game lead over Princeton, which faces Cornell this coming weekend. One Penn win or one Princeton loss would wrap up the division crown.

In the North Division, Dartmouth gained a one-game lead thanks to a Brown rally late Sunday afternoon. An hour after the Big Green had finished a four-game sweep of Yale, Harvard took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning at Brown. The Bears manufactured four runs on just one hit -- a leadoff single by pinch-hitter Jamie Pospishil  -- to rally for a 5-4 win to snap Harvard's 12-game winning streak and Brown's 11-game losing skid. It also gave the Dartmouth a one-game lead heading into the final weekend's four-game set between the Crimson and the Big Green. The teams will open with two games Hanover on Saturday before -- potentially -- closing out their divisional play on Sunday in Boston.

In the instance of a shared division title, teams would play a one-game playoff on the weekend May 4-5 and the best-of-three championship series would push back one week. The division winners with the best conference record serves as host of the championship. Should the division winners finish with identical records, head-to-head would be the first tie-breaker, followed by each team's winning percentage against the team with the next best conference record regardless of division.

Hillary Hubert jumped her average to .397 last weekend in Dartmouth's four-game sweep of Yale. She established a new school-record for hits in a season with 52 and became the first Dartmouth player in 13 years to hit two home runs in a game.

Hubert is chasing Yale's Sarah Onorato for the Ivy League batting crown. Onorato, who had a 20-game hitting streak earlier this year, is hitting .415 currently to lead the League and is also leading the Ancient Eight in doubles (16), home runs (11) and total bases (105).

The last player from Yale to win the Ivy League batting title in softball was Lauren Huddleston, who hit .405 in the 2009 season.

Dartmouth's Kristen Rumley won her 20th game of the season last weekend, running her mark to 20-6. A bad inning in the Big Green's 10-8 win over Yale inflated her ERA slightly, now sitting at 1.60 on the season. She surpassed the 300 strikeout mark for her career over the weekend, making her just the second pitcher in Dartmouth history to record the milestone.

Penn's Alexis Borden recorded the decision in all four games of the Cornell series, going 3-1 and having a strong week apart from one tough relief outing. She lifted her mark to 14-8 on the year with 141 strikeouts in 146 innings pitched -- making for the second-best strikeout ratio in the League behind Columbia's Emily Kenyon (130 Ks in 124 innings).

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior Hillary Hubert (Grant Park, Ill.) hit .583 for the week, set a single-season school record for hits in a season (52) and became the first Big Green player to hit two home runs in a game since 1999... all while helping her team to a four-game sweep of Yale and a one-game lead in the Ivy League's North Division.

Hubert went 7-for-12 at the plate with a double and two home runs, driving in seven runs and scoring six. She also added three walks for a .625 on-base percentage. She drove in a season-high four runs to help spark Dartmouth's dramatic comeback win over Yale, 10-8, a game which the Big Green trailed 8-1 after two innings.

Rumley's Statistics
4 GP, 12 ABs, 7 H, 6 R, 7 RBI, 1 2B, 2 HR, 3 BB, 0 K, .583 avg, .625 on-base, 1.167 slug

CO-PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth sophomore Kristen Rumley (Katy, Texas) became the 22nd player in the nation this season to record 20 wins as she went 3-0 for the Big Green in their four-game sweep of Yale. The sweep gave Dartmouth a one-game lead in the Ivy League's North Division heading into the final weekend and a four-game showdown with second-place Harvard.

Rumley went 3-0 with 16 strikeouts and no walks in 19.1 innings of work. Her ERA of 2.17 is accounted for in 1-1/3 innings of work where she allowed eight runs, six of them earned. Apart from that, she was flawless in 18 innings in the circle. She recorded her 300th career strikeout, marking the second time a Big Green pitcher has ever achieved the milestone. And on top of all that, she went 8-for-16 at the plate with seven runs scored and extended her hitting streak to six straight games.

The Pitcher of the Week honor is Rumley's fourth this season.

Rumley's Statistics
Batting: 4 GP, 16 ABs, 8 H, 7 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 BB, 0 K, .500 avg, .500 on-base, .688 slug

Pitching: 4 App., 4 GS, 3-0, 2 CG, 2.17 ERA, 19.1 IP, 8 R, 6 ER, 13 H, 0 BB, 16 K

Penn sophomore Alexis Borden (Yorba Linda, Calif.) compiled a 4-1 mark for the Quakers last week, recording three wins on the weekend as her squad clinched no worse than a share of the South Division title. Borden struck out 19 in 22-2/3 innings of work while going 4-1. Her ERA of 3.40 on the week was somewhat ballooned by a tough relief outing against Cornell on Saturday. But Borden bounced back on Sunday to fire a pair of complete game wins to put the Quakers on the doorstep of clinching the division crown and a spot in the championship series.

It is Borden's third Pitcher of the Week selection this season.

Borden's Statistics
5 App., 4 GS, 4-1, 3 CG, 3.40 ERA, 22.2 IP, 11 R, 11 ER, 19 H, 15 BB, 19 K

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard's Morgan Groom (Lowell, Mich.) struck out 18 in 19 innings of work to help Harvard to three of its four wins last week. She fired a pair of complete game wins over Brown, the first a one-hit shutout on Saturday and the latter of which she struck out eight and helped Harvard to its 12th straight win. On the week, Groom allowed just eight hits in 19 innings of work with a 1.84 ERA.

Groom's Statistics
4 App., 3 GS, 3-0, 2 CG, 1.84 ERA, 19.0 IP, 5 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 9 BB, 18 K

HONOR ROLL

Alex Peyton, Princeton (Sr, P/1B - Fullerton, Calif.)
6 GP, 18 AB, 6 H, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B, .333 avg., .316 on-base, .389 slug.

Sarah Onorato, Yale (So, C - North Reading, Mass.)
6 GP, 19 AB, 6 H, 3 R, 1 RBI, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 K, .316 avg, .350 on-base, .421 slug.

Shelbi Olson, Harvard (Jr, OF - Lenexa, Kan., 18)
6 GP, 18 AB, 11 H, 4 R, 5 RBI, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K, 4-5 SB, .611 avg, .667 on-base, .667 slug.

Morgan McCalmon, Dartmouth (Fr, P - Norman, Okla.)
Pitching: 1 App., 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
Hitting: 15 ABs, 6 H, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K, .400 avg, .400 on-base, .467 slug

Shanna Christian, Princeton (Fr, P - Parker, Colo.)
3 App., 2 GS, 2-1, 2 CG, 3.23 ERA, 17.1 IP, 16 H, 10, 8 ER, 6 BB, 10 K

Jessica Cherness, Brown (So, P - Torrance, Calif.)
2 App., 2 GS, 1-1, 2 CG, 3.00 ERA, 13 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 6 K

Sydney Turchin, Penn (So, 2B/OF - Princeton Junction, N.J.)
5 GP, 17 AB, 9 H, 6 R, 4 RBI, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 BB, 1 K, .529 avg, .550 on-base, .706 slug

PREVIOUS AWARDS

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
March 5 - Alyssa Schmidt, Princeton (So., IF - Rocklin, Calif.); Linda Laeufer, Cornell (So., OF - Pickerington, Ohio)
March 12 - Kayla Shimoda, Columbia (So., UTIL - Aiea, Hawaii)
March 19 - Emily Snodgrass, Columbia (Jr., IF - Canby, Ore.)
March 26 - Katie McEachern, Dartmouth (Fr., IF - San Diego, Calif.), Lauren Bucolo, Cornell (Jr., IF/OF - Palo Alto, Calif.)
April 2 - Sarah Onorato, Yale (So., IF - North Redding, Mass.)
April 9 - Stephanie Caso, Penn (Sr, SS - Brooklyn, N.Y.)
April 16 - Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth (So. - Katy, Texas)
April 23 - Hillary Hubert, Dartmouth (Sr, 2B - Grant Park, Ill.)

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
March 5 - Shanna Christian, Princeton (Fr. - Parker, Colo.); Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth (So. - Katy, Texas)
March 12 - Sarah Ropiak, Brown (Fr. - Acton, Mass.)
March 19 - Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth (So. - Katy, Texas)
March 26 - Alexis Borden, Penn (So. - Yorba Linda, Calif.)
April 2 - Alex Peyton, Princeton (Sr., Fullerton, Calif.)
April 9 - Alexis Borden, Penn (So. - Yorba Linda, Calif.)
April 16 - Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth (So. - Katy, Texas)
April 23 - Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth (So. - Katy, Texas); Alexis Borden, Penn (So. - Yorba Linda, Calif.)

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
March 5 - Shanna Christian, Princeton (Fr., P - Parker, Colo.)
March 12 - Lauren Delgadillo, Yale (Fr., 1B/C/DP - San Clemente, Calif.)
March 19 - Emily Viggers, Princeton (Fr., 1B - Claremont, Calif.)
March 26 - Katie McEachern, Dartmouth (Fr., IF - San Diego, Calif.)
April 2 - Lauren Li, Penn (Fr., P - Los Angeles, Calif.)
April 9 - Nicole Borchard, Columbia (Fr, INF - Pleasanton, Calif.)
April 16 - Haley Davis, Harvard (Fr, IF/OF, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
April 23 - Morgan Groom, Harvard (Fr, P/INF - Lowell, Mich.)

HONOR ROLL
March 5 - Emily Kenyon, Columbia (Fr., P - Monmouth, Ore.); Alyson Onyon, Cornell (Jr., P - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

March 12 - Alexis Borden, Penn (So., P - Yorba Linda, Calif.); Alex Peyton, Princeton (Sr., P/1B - Fullerton, Calif.); Alyssa Schmidt, Princeton (So., IF - Rocklin, Calif.); Andrea DelConte, Harvard (Sr., OF - Rolling Hill Estates, Calif.); Sarah Onorato, Yale (Fr., C - North Reading, Mass.)

March 19 - Alexis Borden, Penn (So., P - Yorba Linda, Calif.); Emily Kenyon, Columbia (Fr., P - Monmouth, Ore.); Meg Parker, Cornell (Fr., P/OF - Miami, Fla.); Korinne Raby, Penn (Fr., C/1B - Milton, Ga.); Katherine Lantz, Harvard (So., INF, Parkland, Fla.); Hillary Hubert, Dartmouth (Sr., 2B - Grant Park, Ill.); Shanna Christian, Princeton (Fr., P - Parker, Colo.); Morgan McCalmon, Dartmouth (Fr., P - Norman, Okla.)

March 26 - Meg Parker, Cornell (Fr., P/OF - Miami, Fla.); Sarah Onorato, Yale (Fr., C - North Reading, Mass.); Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth (So. P, - Katy, Texas); Rachel Rendina, Princeton (So., IF - Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.); Emily Caruthers, Columbia (Jr., OF - Rancho Murieta, Calif.); Emily Snodgrass, Columbia (Jr., IF, Canby, Ore.); Stephanie Thompson, Brown (Sr., IF - Chino, Calif.); Kayle Bose, Princeton (Fr., 1B/3B - Saratoga, Calif.); Lauren Li, Penn (Fr., P/UTIL - Los Angeles, Calif.); Brittany Labbadia, Yale  (Fr., IF - Berlin, Conn.); Sarah Ropiak, Brown (Fr., P - Acton, Mass.); Zoe Galindo, Harvard (Fr., OF - Las Vegas, Nev.)

April 2 - Kelsey Miller, Dartmouth (Fr., UT - Mansfield, Texas); Alyssa Schmidt, Princeton (So., IF - Rocklin, Calif.); Kasey Lange, Harvard (Jr, IF - Ladera Ranch, Calif.); Stephanie Thompson, Brown (Sr, IF - Chino, Calif.); Christina Villalon, Cornell (Jr., OF/C - Robstown, Texas); Nicole Borchard, Columbia (Fr., IF - Pleasanton, Calif.); Chelsey Dunham, Yale (Jr., P - Fairfax Station, Va.); Lindsay Mann, Penn (Sr., P - New Egypt, N.J.)

April 9 - Maddie Cousens, Princeton (Jr, C/OF - Albany, Calif.); Sarah Onorato, Yale (So, C - North Reading, Mass.); Shelbi Olson, Harvard (Jr, OF - Lenexa, Kan.); Hilary Hubert, Dartmouth (Sr, 2B - Grant Park, Ill.); Erin Belles, Cornell (Sr, OF/C - Dallas, Pa.); Emily Caruthers, Columbia (Jr, OF - Rancho Murieta, Calif.); Michiko McGivney, Cornell (Fr, OF - Port Jefferson, N.Y.); Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth (So, P - Katy, Texas); Emily Kenton, Columbia (Fr, P - Monmouth, Ore.,)

April 16 - Alexis Borden, Penn (So, P - Yorba Linda, Calif.); Kathy Dzienkowski, Dartmouth (Fr, C - Austin, Texas); Alex Peyton, Princeton (Sr, P/1B - Fullerton, Calif.); Brooke Coloma, Penn (Sr, C/UTIL - Martinez, Calif.); Sarah Onorato, Yale (So, C - North Reading, Mass.); Shelbi Olson, Harvard (Jr, OF - Lenexa, Kan., 18); Emily Caruthers, Columbia (Jr, OF - Rancho Murieta, Calif.)

April 23 - Alex Peyton, Princeton (Sr, P/1B - Fullerton, Calif.); Sarah Onorato, Yale (So, C - North Reading, Mass.); Shelbi Olson, Harvard (Jr, OF - Lenexa, Kan., 18);Morgan McCalmon, Dartmouth (Fr, P - Norman, Okla.); Shanna Christian, Princeton (Fr, P - Parker, Colo.); Jessica Cherness, Brown (So, P - Torrance, Calif.);Sydney Turchin, Penn (So, 2B/OF - Princeton Junction, N.J.)

IVIES IN THE NCAA STATS (games through April 14 - team Top 40, indiv. Top 40)
Team Fielding Pct.: 20. Brown .972
Team Doubles Per Game: 6. Cornell 1.78
Team Triples Per Game: 6. Dartmouth 0.36
Individual Doubles Per Game: 4. Sarah Onorato, Yale 0.40
Individiual ERA: 31. Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth 1.60
Individual Wins: 22. Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth 20
Individual Slugging Pct.: 29. Sarah Onorato, Yale .808
Individual Sac Hits Per Game: 12. Morgan Cook, Columbia 0.29
Toughest to Strikeout: 8. Shelbi Olson, Harvard 37.0; 10. Alix Cook, Columbia 35.0; 26. Katie McEachern, Dartmouth 24.2; 34. Stephanie Thompson, Brown 22.3, 38. Brooke Coloma, Penn 21.2
Walks Allowed Per 7 IP: 11. Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth 1.01
Shutouts: 24. Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth 6
Hit Batters: 1. Jamie Halula, Harvard 1; 25. Brooke Darling, Columbia 3

LONGEST ACTIVE HITTING STREAKS (THROUGH APRIL 22):
11, Emily Caruthers, Columbia
10, Shelbi Olson, Harvard
9, Sydney Turchin, Penn
8, Samantha Erosa, Penn
7, Alix Cook, Columbia
6, Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth
6, Brooke Coloma, Penn

LONGEST HITTING STREAKS THIS SEASON (10 or more):
20, Sarah Onorato, Yale
11, Emily Caruthers, Columbia*
11, Candy Button, Princeton
10, Shelbi Olson, Harvard

*active

UPCOMING SCHEDULE  

Tuesday, April 23
Columbia at Lehigh, 3 pm (DH)

Wednesday, April 24
Yale at Army, 3:30 pm (DH)
Temple at Penn, 4 pm
Bryant at Brown, 4 pm

Thursday, April 25
Ithaca at Cornell, 3:30 pm (DH)
Harvard at Boston College, 4 pm

Friday, April 26
*Penn at Columbia, 2 pm (DH)
*Brown at Yale, 2 pm (DH)

Saturday, April 27
*Princeton at Cornell, 12:30 pm (DH)
*Columbia at Penn, 12:30 pm (DH)
*Yale at Brown, 12:30 pm (DH)
*Harvard at Dartmouth, 2 pm (DH)

Sunday, April 28
*Dartmouth at Harvard, 2 pm (DH)
*Princeton at Cornell, 12:30 pm (DH) (Princeton is the HOME team for the DH)

KEY:
*Ivy League games