One win was all that the Harvard needed. After picking up that one win at Brown, the Crimson dropped the other two to close out its season, but will head to the Ivy Championship series for the third straight year.
Junior southpaw Katie Duncan enters her windup as she prepares to make a pitch against Dartmouth last weekend. Duncan pitched a total of 13 innings across two games against the Big Green, and two more frames on Tuesday against Boston College, giving up two unearned runs to the Eagles in the sixth.
In its last game before heading to Brown to close out the regular season, the Crimson lost a low-scoring affair against Boston College, 3-1, at the new Harrington Athletics Village in Brighton.
In crucial games, like this past weekend’s Ivy League series tilt against Penn, the junior class has stepped up in a big way. This week, it was shortstop Rhianna Rich and pitcher Katie Duncan who answered the call.
Though the weather cooled down by Saturday afternoon, the Crimson’s bats did not. Harvard scored 25 runs in its three games versus the visiting Quakers, and the team picked up its second Ivy League series sweep out of five such series this season.
Harvard's new covered baseball and softball hitting pavilion will open at least a month late, a delay at least one student-athlete called disappointing.
In an unconventional Friday-Saturday series, Harvard won both the opener and the series finale with a mix of timely offense and shutdown pitching.
Rain across the Northeast on Tuesday afternoon forced the Harvard baseball and softball teams to postpone their midweek tilts against Boston College and Boston University, respectively, continuing a trend of several game cancellations and postponements for both squads.