Seniors Lead Softball In Pair of Doubleheaders Against Brown

Pictured: Jennifer Francis is one of six seniors to be honored during Sunday's game.
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Harvard kicks off Ivy North Division play with two doubleheaders against Brown. Originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, the series has been pushed back to Sunday and Monday due to weather. 

Last Time Out
The Crimson stepped out of conference for a midweek tie with local rival Boston College, dropping a pair of close game the Eagles, 5-4 and 6-4. Whitney Shaw was 2 for 3 in game one with three RBI on a three-run homer and Ellen Macadam collected three hits in the game. Jessica Pledger registered two hits in the second game while Shaw notched another RBI. Mari Zumbro pitched three innings of relief, keeping the Eagles scoreless in the late innings.  

Scouting the Bears
Despite a tough start in conference play, the Bears are right around the .500 mark in their overall schedule. In their last time out, the Bears split with local foe Providence, taking game one, 11-3, in five innings and falling, 4-0, in game two. Catcher Amanda Asay drove in five runs in game one and Kate Strobel added another three. Kristie Chin collected her eighth win in the circle for Brown. Asay picked up two more hits in the loss in game two while Liz DiMascio took the loss in the circle despite a five-strikeout performance. 

League Honors
Ellen Macadam was named ECAC and Ivy League Player of the Week for April 13 after going 12 of 21 from the plate with seven RBI, seven doubles and 15 assists. Rachel Brown earned Ivy Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this season after pitching her second no-hitter of the season in a 3-0 win over Columbia. 

Senior Ceremony
The Harvard softball team will recognize its six seniors at Sunday’s contests against the Bears. Margaux Black, Jennifer Francis, Stephanie Krysiak, Jessica Pledger, Dana Roberts and Melissa Schellberg will be honored for their years as members of the team.

On Deck
After the doubleheaders with Brown, the Crimson will travel to Rhode Island for a makeup doubleheader against URI April 20. Game one is slated to start at 3 p.m.