Philly, PA. – The Harvard softball team (9-7-1, 2-0 Ivy) never fell back in two games when they went into the Ivy League started and won 6-0 and 9-1.
GAME 1 | Harvard 6, Pennsylvania 0
How it happened
The Crimson took the lead in game one, scoring for the first time in the inning. After taking a 3-0 lead in the top half of the first game, they didn’t give up that lead for the rest of the game, adding runs in the fourth and fifth innings to earn a 6-0 win.
• Junior Anna Schied on Saturday and threw a three-hit shutout to lead the Harvard Crimson past the Pennsylvania Quakers. Reed went the distance for Harvard, giving up three hits, walking two and knocking out two.
• Senior Trina Hoang advanced offensively for the Crimson and went 3-on-3 in the ballgame with an RBI. second grader Savannah Fitzpatrick also excelled at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Junior Madi Mays Also played, going 1-for-4 for Harvard with two RBI.
• Harvard’s highest-scoring inning was first when it rolled over three runs.
• The Crimson defeated the Quakers 10-3.
• Junior Lauren Bobowski stole two bases in Saturday’s game.
• Harvard went 5-for-13 (.385) with runners in goal position.
• The Crimson drew four walks from Pennsylvania Pitching.
GAME 2 | Harvard 9, Pennsylvania 1
How it happened
Once again, the Crimson took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never gave up the advantage en route to a 9-1 win over the Pennsylvania Quakers on Saturday. The Crimson started scoring early and placed a run on the board at the top of the first inning. Harvard got a three-place place, the great success came from a run-scoring double right away in the first year Finley Payne.
The Crimson then lost part of their lead and extended their lead in the fourth inning after the Quakers cut to 3-1. giving the Crimson lead 6-1.
Harvard held Pennsylvania without a run before extending their lead to 8-1 in the following inning. The Crimson scored twice, with one run hitting Junior Kendall jeans singles.
Harvard kept the Quakers scoreless before their offense got underway in the next inning. The Crimson once scored on a first-hand RBI single Teagan Shaw, bringing the score to 9-1 in favor of Harvard. The score stayed 9-1 for the rest of the game as the Crimson rolled to victory.
• Sophomore Katie Arrambide clinched the win for Harvard. The right-hander went five innings, giving up a run on three hits, not allowing walks and knocking out five.
• Senior Megan Welsh advanced offensively for the Crimson and went 3-on-4 in the ball game with a double and an RBI. Payne also had a stellar day on court, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Fitzpatrick also played along, going 2-on-4 for Harvard with an RBI.
• Arrambide knocked out five Quaker batsmen.
• Four Crimson players had multiple hits in the ball game.
• The Crimson defeated the Quakers 14-4.
• Harvard went 9-for-20 (.450) with runners in goal position.
Harvard will play the third and final game in Penn at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, looking to start their Ivy season 3-0. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.