Macadam, Softball Double Up Holy Cross, 9-6; 6-3

Pictured: Ellen Macadam had four doubles in two games against Holy Cross.
Photo Courtesy: Harvard Athletic Communications

Ellen Macadam picked up four doubles in two games as the Harvard softball team swept Holy Cross, 9-6 and 6-3, in a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon. Harvard improves its record to 11-15 on the year while the Crusaders slip to 6-18 on the season.  

Harvard jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first game thanks to RBI hits from Macadam, Whitney Shaw and Jennifer Francis. The Crimson tacked on a fourth run in the top of the second as Stephanie Krysiak plated Kassy Shiotani with an RBI double to give the guests a 4-0 lead. Another Macadam double helped Harvard score two more in the top of the fourth but Holy Cross answered in a big way in the bottom of the inning, plating six runs to knot the score at 6-6. Macadam ripped her third RBI double of the game in the Harvard sixth and Jane Alexander scored on a passed ball in the seventh to secure the 9-6 win in game one.

Rachel Brown earned the win for Harvard in game one, going seven innings and striking out 10 batters to pick up her seventh win of the season. Macadam went 3 for 4 from the plate with three RBI while Krysiak, Shaw, Alexander, Shiotani and Jess Ferri all had two hits in the opening win.

Macadam led off game two with a single and scored on a Melissa Schellberg single and Schellberg crossed the plate on a passed ball to help Harvard to a 2-1 lead after one full inning. Harvard plated two more in the top of the second to take the lead for good and Julia Moore held the Crusaders at bay through the middle innings. Jennifer Francis homered in the sixth to help Harvard seal the 6-3 final in game two.

Moore picked up the win for Harvard in game two, going five inning and scattering four hits and allowing one run to pick up her third win of the season. Margaux Black earned her first save of the season, pitching one inning of relief.

Harvard returns to action this weekend with doubleheaders against Penn and Columbia Friday and Saturday.