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Softball Closes UCF Invitational With 4-0 Win Over Boston College

Pictured: Jennifer Francis drove in two runs against the Eagles.
Photo Courtesy: DSPics.com


ORLANDO, Fla. –
The Harvard softball team wrapped up its weekend at the season-opening UCF Invitational with a 4-0 win over local rival Boston College. The win moves the Crimson to 2-3 on the season while the Eagles slip to 7-7 on the year.

The Crimson banged out eight hits in the game and Rachel Brown picked up her second win of the season, firing a complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits and striking out nine batters. Harvard got all the offense it needed in the opening frame, plating two runs on three hits in the first inning. Melissa Schellberg singled home Emily Henderson for Harvard’s first run and later scored on a Jennifer Francis sacrifice fly to stake Brown to an early two-run lead.

Ellen Macadam doubled with one out in the fifth and scored on a Whitney Shaw single down the left field line to push the score to 3-0. Francis drove in her second run of the day with a double to the gap that plated Shaw for Harvard’s fourth and final run of the day.

Harvard is back in action next weekend at the Amy S. Harrison Classic, hosted by UC Riverside.