BRIGHTON, Mass. – Harvard softball (20-14) dropped a mid-week non-conference contest to Boston College (26-18), 3-1, on Tuesday afternoon.
Junior shortstop Rhianna Rich opened the game reaching on an infield single to shortstop. Moments later, the southern California native came around to score the first run of the ballgame on double of the bat of fellow junior Meagan Lantz.
Boston College answered, pushing across a run in the home half of the frame to tie the contest at one. It stayed all square until the Eagles scored twice in the bottom of the sixth.
The Crimson threatened a comeback in the top of the seventh. Following a lead-off walk buy freshman Alyssa Saldana, sophomore Isabelle Haugh reached on an error by the first baseman to bring the go-ahead run to the dish with only one out. However, Boston College was able to get out of the frame unscathed.
Sophomore right-hander Olivia Giaquinto made her ninth start of the season and tossed four innings allowing just one earned run on three hits and striking out three Eagles.
- Junior shortstop Rhianna Rich went three-for-three with a run scored from the top of the Crimson lineup.
- Sophomore right-hander Olivia Giaquinto made her ninth start allowing one run on three hits, while striking out three.
- Junior second baseman Meagan Lantz went one-for-four with a double.
Harvard closes out the 2018 season this weekend, April 28-29, with a three-game series at Brown. First pitch is slated for 12:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.