Softball To Take On Terriers In Final Non-Conference Contest

Pictured: Harvard faces Boston University in its final regular-season, non-conference game of 2010.
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The Particulars

The Harvard softball team welcomes the Boston University Terriers to Soldiers Field Thursday afternoon for its final regular-season, non-conference matchup. Both the Crimson and the Terriers are on top of their respective league standings entering today's contest, and both have key conference matchups this weekend.

Last Time Out
Harvard held on for a 6-4 win in game one and shutout Yale, 5-0, in game two to sweep the season series against the Bulldogs in a makeup doubleheader Tuesday afternoon. Jennifer Francis had six RBI between the two games, including a grand slam in game one, and Rachel Brown earned the win in both games, recording 19 strikeouts in 10.1 innings of work. 

Scouting the Terriers
BU currently holds a one-game lead over Maine in the America East Conference standings. The Terriers are coming off a three-game sweep of Binghamton this past weekend and take on Providence in a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon. April Setterlund enters the game as one of the biggest offensive threats in the nation, batting an astounding .524 on the season with team-high totals of 49 RBI, 52 runs scored, 66 hits, 16 doubles, 12 home runs and a 1.000 slugging percentage.

She's Honored, Again
Despite an abbreviated week of contests due to weather delays, sophomore Rachel Brown has been named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week for April 27, the league announced Tuesday. The award marks the third time this season Brown has been named the league's top pitcher. In eight innings of work between two games, Brown struck out 19 hitters and did not allow a run in two appearances.

On The Horizon
The Crimson enters its final Ivy League regular season weekend this coming weekend as it plays a home-and-home series against Dartmouth. The Big Green travels to Cambridge on Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 2:00 p.m.