JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- On the final day of the Jacksonville Classic, the Harvard softball team fell to Delaware (5-7) 6-1. The Crimson moves to 2-3 on the season.
The Blue Hens opened up the scoring action in the bottom of the first, before Morgan Melito paved the way for the Crimson, singling up the middle in the top of the second. Two batters later with Melito on second, Alyssa Saldana created a commotion on the field as Delaware over threw the first baseman and allowed Melito to cross the plate for a tie-ball game.
For the following two innings, the pitching duo of Brianna Jewett and Aleissa Heiner kept the Blue Hens quiet until an RBI single to center field gave Delaware the lead. As the Crimson struggled to string together hits, Delaware added four more runs to the board in the bottom of the fifth.
After a battle with inclement weather, officials were forced to call the game at the top of the sixth, reverting to last full inning of play, with a final score of 6-1.
- The Crimson saw hits from Morgan Melito, Rhianna Rich and Isabelle Haugh.
- First-year Brianna Jewett made her Crimson debut, recording two strikeouts over two innings of play.
The Crimson continues road play as the head to the nation's capital to take part in the District Classic hosted by Georgetown on March 2-3.