Softball Bests Boston University, 4-2, At Soldiers Field

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- In its first matchup with the Boston University Terriers since 2015, the Crimson captured a 4-2 win and moves to 21-25 in the all-time series and 13-14 on the season.

Boston University struck first in the opening inning of play after Madi Killebrew hit a two-RBI double to center field to bring around AJ Huerta-Leipner, before the Terriers tallied another score when Alex Heinen crossed on an infield ground ball. The combination of Katie Duncan, Grace Krantz and Alissa Heiner left the Terriers scoreless for the remainder of the contest.

The Crimson immediately responded when leadoff hitter Rhianna Rich reached base on an infield single followed by a Kaitlyn Schiffhauer drive through the left side. After advancing to third on a Meagan Lantz fly out to right field, Rich stood sixty feet away from scoring, enough distance to turn a Morgan Melito ground ball to an RBI. Through three innings, the Crimson worked in another run on a Teagan Shaw double to bring around Erin Lockhart for the tie.

Harvard continued its offensive attack in the bottom of the sixth beginning with a Melito single up the middle before advancing to second on the following play. Shaw tabbed another RBI when she traded spaces with Melito on a single up the middle before advancing on the throw. After forcing a pitching change, Elizabeth Shively drove Shaw on another up the middle single to exit the inning leading by two. Harvard sealed the victory after capturing the final three outs.

Harvard Highlights

  • Grace Krantz moves to 6-4 on the season after collecting two scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and a walk.
  • Morgan Melito rounded the bases each time she worked the way on in addition to tallying an RBI on her two hits.
  • The Crimson's victory is the first against the Terriers since the 2013, 2-1, victory. 

Up Next
Harvard travels to Dartmouth for a three-game weekend series beginning with a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader on April 13. The Crimson concludes the weekend with the final contest against the Big Green the following day at 12:30 p.m. Broadcast for all three games will air on ESPN+.