Duncan and Lockhart Earn Ivy League Softball Weekly Honors

Duncan and Lockhart Earn Ivy League Softball Weekly Honors

Sophomore pitcher Kathleen Duncan picked up a win and two saves last week for Harvard at the Long Beach St./Cal St. Fullerton Invitational.

Sophomore third baseman Erin Lockhart and sophomore pitcher Kathleen Duncan were named Ivy League softball player and pitcher of the week, the conference announced today (March 13).

Lockhart was a force for Harvard this weekend at the Long Beach St./Cal St. Fullerton Invitational, helping the Crimson finish the weekend 4-1 with a team best four RBIs and .563 on base percentage. She had hits in four of the five games, batting .364 in five games, including two go-ahead home runs. On Friday against Cal St. Fullerton, Lockhart provided all the offense Harvard would need, hitting a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the first inning to put the Crimson ahead 2-0 in a game Harvard went on to win 2-1. On Sunday in a 3-2 win against Longwood, Lockhart again came up with the big hit, keying a three-run third inning for the Crimson with a two-run home run. Lockhart leads the team with two HRs and eight RBIs.

Duncan was excellent this week in three appearances, playing a key role in three wins for Harvard this past weekend. On March 10 against San Diego, she allowed one run over the first four innings, then re-entered the game in the sixth to help Harvard preserve a 4-1 lead. The Crimson would go on to win 5-4, with Duncan earning her first save of the season. On March 11, Duncan came back with another solid effort, allowing one run in four innings to earn the win in a 3-2 victory over Long Beach State. Duncan appeared in relief action on Sunday, earning an 8-out save in Harvard's 3-2 win over Longwood.

Harvard heads to Hawaii for seven games as part of the Rainbow Wahine Classic, hosted by the University of Hawaii. The Crimson will open the event with a game against UConn on Tuesday (March 14) at 9:30 p.m. ET.