Homerun Trio Helps Softball to Split in Day Two of Miken Classic

Homerun Trio Helps Softball to Split in Day Two of Miken Classic

Ellen Macadam collected five hits in two games at the Miken Classic Saturday (Gil Talbot).

Three homeruns by the Harvard softball team helped the Crimson to a split in the second day of action at the Miken Classic on the campus of Florida Atlantic. Harvard started the day with a 7-2 win over Michigan State and dropped a 4-0 decision to Stony Brook in Game 2. Harvard moves to 2-2 on the season.  

Harvard got on the board in the bottom of the first against the Spartans, courtesy of Kasey Lange's third RBI in as many games. Michigan State answered back with a pair of runs in the top of the third as Kylene Hopkins plated a run on a fielder's choice and Lindsey Hansen drove an RBI single up the middle to give MSU a 2-1 lead. Emily Henderson led off the bottom half of the inning with a single and Whitney Shaw bashed a homerun down the leftfield line to swing the lead back in Harvard's favor, 3-2.

Allison Scott led off the bottom of the sixth with a solo shot to right and after Shelbi Olson followed with a single, Ellen Macadam drove her in with a homerun to left center to push the lead to 6-2. Lange capped the Crimson scoring with a sacrifice fly to left, plating Henderson with Harvard's seventh run.

Rachel Brown picked up her second win in as many days, scattering five hits over seven innings and allowing two runs while fanning 11 Spartan hitters. Macadam finished the game 3-for-4 from the plate with two RBI and two runs scored and Shaw also went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in.

In game two, Stony Brook jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first thanks to a bases-loaded walk. Bernadette Tenuto gave the Seawolves a 3-0 lead with a two-run homer in the bottom of the third and came home with Stony Brook's fourth run two innings later to cap the 4-0 win.

Macadam went 2-for-3 from the plate to lead the Crimson while Shaw and Stephanie Regan also picked up hits. Laura Ricciardone went 5.1 innings for the Crimson, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out six in the loss.

Harvard wraps up its stay at the Miken Classic tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. with a game against Providence.