Harvard Secures Series Sweep over Brown

Harvard Secures Series Sweep over Brown

Cambridge, MA- The Brown University softball team (8-24, 5-11 Ivy) dropped two more games to Harvard (26-11, 15-1 Ivy) this afternoon at Soldiers Field. The Crimson defeated the Bears 5-0 in game one and then secured the series sweep by earning a 5-2 victory in game two. The Crimson clinched the North Division title with their victories this afternoon.

Harvard pitcher Rachel Brown led the Crimson by allowing the Bears to just two hits for the game. Brown improved her record to 16-4 on the year while she struck out five and walked two during the game.

The Crimson scored one run in the first after Allison Scott hit an RBI single to left field to bring in Jane Alexander. The squad gained a 2-0 lead in the second when Whitney Shaw hit a homerun to right center and then tallied another in the third when Ashley Heritage scored on a wild pitch.

Harvard would then score a run in both the fourth and fifth to secure the 5-0 victory over the Bears.

Denise van der Goot earned the loss on the mound for the Bears to drop to 2-8 on the year.  She gave up three runs on nine hits and struck out two.

In game two, the Crimson tallied a run in the first when Katherine Lantz singled up the middle to bring in Ashley Heritage, but the Bears came back in the top when Trista Chavez hit an RBI single to even the score at 1-1.

However, Harvard plated two runs in the fifth, but Bruno tallied a run in the sixth when Chavez hit an RBI double to left field to come within two.

The Crimson tallied a run in the bottom of the sixth when Jane Alexander hit an RBI single down the right field line to earn a three-run victory. 

Jessica Cherness was handed the loss on the moudn to drop to 6-9 on the year.  She gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and walked three.