Softball To Take on Providence Tuesday at Soldiers Field
Harvard looks to keep its six-game unbeaten streak alive against the Friars (Harvard Athletic Communications).
After going a perfect 6-0 in six games last week, including four Ivy League victories, the Crimson puts its six-game win streak on the line in a single game against Providence Tuesday at Soldiers Field.
Last Time Out
Rookie Kasey Lange took the Crimson on her shoulders, driving in six runs over two games to help Harvard to a pair of 4-2 wins at Columbia Sunday. Lange's grand slam in Game 1 gave the Crimson all the offense it needed, and her two-run single in the fifth inning of Game 2 plated the winning and insurance runs. Rachel Brown and Laura Ricciardone both picked up wins on the day and Ellen Macadam and Mari Zumbro also had home runs on the afternoon.
What a Week!
The Crimson had a stellar week last week, winning six games and limiting opposing teams to two or fewer runs in all but one contest. The Harvard bats were in full swing as the Crimson plated 45 runs and cut three games short due to the mercy rule. After the first weekend of Ivy League play, Harvard stands as the only team in the league with an unblemished conference record. Harvard also has the most total wins (18) of any team in the Ancient Eight.
The class of 2014 has made a major impact through 28 games this season. Kasey Lange has been an offensive force for the Crimson as she leads the league in RBI (28), doubles (11) and ranks fourth in hits (30) and fifth in batting average (.366). Laura Ricciardone ranks third in the league in earned run average (1.91), wins (6) runs allowed (27) and earned runs allowed (19). Allison Scott has been solid behind the plate this season and leads the team in walks with 12.
Crimson Statistical Leaders
Batting: Macadam, .441; Lange, .366; Shaw, .350; Regan, .301
Slugging: Macadam, .710; Lange, .634; Shaw, .575; Scott, .421; Zumbro, .408
On-base: Macadam, .495; Shaw, .438; Lange, .426; Scott, .414
Runs: Macadam, 27; Lange, 15; Heritage, 13; Henderson/Regan, 12
RBI: Lange, 28; Shaw, 18; Macadam, 15; Zumbro, 12; Regan, 11
Home runs: Macadam, 6; Shaw, 4; Lange/Zumbro, 3
Steals: Heritage, 8; Macadam/Shaw, 5
ERA: Brown, 1.69 (103.1 IP); Ricciardone, 1.91 (69.2 IP)
Record: Brown, 12-4; Ricciardone, 6-3
Strikeouts: Brown, 178, Ricciardone, 48