Softball Set to Host Eagles in Non-Conference Twinbill

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The Particulars

The Harvard softball team welcomes local rival Boston College to Soldiers Field for a non-conference doubleheader. The twinbill marks the second time the teams have met this season as Harvard collected a 4-0 win over the Eagles at the season-opening UCF Invitational.  

Last Time Out
After a solid weekend of conference play, the Harvard softball team kept its momentum going, utilizing a seven-run 10th inning to down Providence, 8-1, Tuesday afternoon. Ellen Macadam went 3 for 5 from the plate with an RBI while Emily Henderson’s bases-clearing double in the top of the 10th put the game out of reach for the Friars. Rachel Brown picked up her 10th win of the season, pitching five innings of releif, scattering two hits and striking out seven.  

Scouting the Eagles
After starting the season by winning five of their first seven games, the Eagles have had a tough go of it in conference play, falling in all nine ACC contests they have played this season. Their last win came against CCSU April 7, an 8-0 shutout at home. Renee Ramos has been an offensive force for the Eagles in 2010, as she enters today’s game with a team-leading .366 batting average and team-high totals of 30 hits, 17 runs scored, seven homeruns and a .707 slugging percentage. Dani Weir leads the team in RBI with 19 on the season. Allison Gage leads the pitching staff with a 2.51 ERA while Nicole D’Argento has team-high totals of 81.1 innings pitched and 79 strikeouts.
League Honors
Ellen Macadam was named ECAC and Ivy League Player of the Week for April 13 after going 12 of 21 from the plate with seven RBI, seven doubles and 15 assists. Rachel Brown earned Ivy Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this season after pitching her second no-hitter of the season in a 3-0 win over Columbia.

Next Up
After the doubleheader with Boston College, Harvard will host consecutive twinbills against conference foe Brown Saturday and Sunday. The Crimson will honor the six seniors on the 2010 roster at Sunday's contest.