Softball Drops Games to Providence, College of Charleston at UCF Invitational

Pictured: Stephanie Krysiak was 2-for-3 with an RBI against Providence.
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The Harvard softball team dropped two games in its second day of action at the season-opening UCF Invitational, falling to Providence, 3-1, and the College of Charleston, 1-0. Harvard moves to 1-3 on the season with the pair of losses.

Against the Friars, Harvard took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning, taking advantage of a hit and an error. Jess Pledger reached base on an error to start the inning and pinch-runner Eve Rosenbaum advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch. Stephanie Krysiak drove a two-out single up the middle to score Rosenbaum and give Harvard an early 1-0 lead. Providence came back with two runs in the fourth, and capped the 3-1 win with an insurance run in the sixth. Krysiak finished the game with two hits and an RBI, while Ellen Macadam, Melissa Schellberg and Jane Alexander all picked up hits. Julia Moore threw four innings and allowed just one hit in the loss.

The College of Charleston plated a run in the top of the first in game two and held on for a 1-0 victory. Jessica Ferri threw 6.1 innings on the mound, allowing just three hits and striking out two in the loss. Schellberg, Alexander and Whitney Shaw had hits for the Crimson.

Harvard wraps up its stay in Orlando tomorrow as it takes on Boston College in its final game at the UCF Invitational. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m.