Lange Picks Up Second Player of the Week Nod

Kasey Lange helped Harvard to a pair of Ivy doubleheader sweeps last weekend (Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore third baseman Kasey Lange of the Harvard softball team has been named Ivy League Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. It is Lange’s second such honor this season and fourth in her young career.

Lange was a key part of the Harvard offense and helped the Crimson take both ends of doubleheaders against Columbia and league-leading Penn. She started the week with her fourth home run of the season in a 3-2 loss at Providence and followed with a 3 for 3 showing in Game 1 against the Lions. She logged another single in a 4-0 shutout of the Lions in Game 2 and had another base hit in Game 1 against Penn the following day. The sophomore capped the week with a 2 for 2 performance from the plate in a 10-1 drubbing of the Quakers to finish the sweep.

She batted a team-high .615 for the week while driving in three runs, slugging .923 and committing no errors at third base. Lange is currently riding a nine-game hitting streak and is Harvard’s RBI leader with 23 on the season.

Harvard is back in action today as it squares off with Rhode Island in a non-conference road doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.