Pictured: Melissa Schellberg went 3 for 5 in the second game
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – After a closely contested 3-2 loss to Quinnipiac the day before, the Harvard softball team rebounded in fine fashion, taking two from Fairfield on its home field, 1-0 and 10-5, Sunday afternoon. Harvard improves to 6-14 with the wins while Fairfield drops to 11-13 overall.
In game one, a single run proved to be enough for the visitors as Rachel Brown allowed just one hit in seven innings of work to pick up the shutout win for the Crimson. Melissa Schellberg drove in the lone run of the game, knocking in Mariel Sena on a sacrifice fly to left after Sena led off the fourth inning with a walk.
Game two saw the hosts post runs in the first and second innings to take an early 2-0 lead, but the Crimson regained control with a five-run fourth inning. Jane Alexander led off with a triple and quickly scored on a Whitney Shaw sacrifice fly. Jessica Ferri also tripled in the inning, scoring Jennifer Francis to tie the score at two. Kassy Shiotani, Stephanie Krysiak and Schellberg all had RBI hits in the inning. Shaw added a two-RBI double in the sixth inning to help Harvard close out Fairfield 10-5.
Julia Moore was credited with the win for Harvard in game two, going three innings and allowing one run on two hits while striking out three.
Harvard continues its non-conference schedule March 30 as it takes on Rhode Island in a midweek doubleheader.