Spring is here, along with the baseball and softball seasons that accompany it. Penn’s baseball and softball teams both started off the season on a winning note; the baseball team defeated Georgetown 13-4 in their opener and the softball team blanked South Dakota 1-0.
Junior Dan Williams went 3 for 4 and scored five runs to lead the Quakers, while sophomore Chelsea Ott pitched a complete-game shutout.
In this edition of By The Numbers, we go yard with the Penn baseball and softball teams.
.459 Donald Kellett’s batting average in 1934, the highest single-season batting average in Penn baseball history.
.500 Sharon Gross’ batting average in 1982, the highest single-season batting average in Penn softball history.
0.40 Walter Lynch’s earned run average in 1966, the lowest single-season ERA in Penn baseball history.
0.69 Patti Vivial’s earned run average in 1985, the lowest single-season ERA in Penn softball history.
9 Years, to the day, since a Penn baseball pitcher last threw a no-hitter. Andrew McCreery pitched a no-hitter against Yale on April 8, 2001.
48 Number of games the Penn softball team will play this year in a span of 55 days.
73 Number of Penn baseball players who have gone on to play in MLB, including Doc Farrell, who won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1932.
24 Number of home runs Annie Kinsey hit over her four-year career (2005-08), the most in Penn softball history. She is also tops in at bats (563), hits (228), runs (162), RBIs (103) and doubles (45).
Originally published on April 8, 2010