PROVIDENCE, R.I.- In its midweek contest against Providence (24-16, 5-6 Big East), the Harvard softball team fell in the seventh inning, 7-5. The Crimson now moves to 16-14, while retaining a 9-3 mark in Ancient Eight play.
After one full scoreless inning, the Crimson put up three runs on the scoreboard due to a leadoff Morgan Melito walk followed up with a single through the left side from Teagan Shaw. Now with runners in scoring position after a sacrifice bunt from Lindey Kneib, Megan Welsh delivered a three-run homer on to right center field.
With a 3-0 lead, Grace Krantz retired the side with back-to-back strikeouts and a fly out to right field. Harvard continued to add to its lead in the top of the third on an Erin Lockhart RBI-single up the middle to bring in Trina Hoang who reached base on a single up the middle as well.
Grace Krantz tallied another three-up-three-down inning before the Friars struck at the bottom of the fourth with a home run by Jessica Tomaso. Providence struck again the following innings when it took the lead after tallying four more runs. Down to its final three outs, the Crimson evened the score to force the extra half inning in which the Friars hit a homerun to force the end of the game.
- In the circle, Grace Krantz collected five strikeouts and allowed just three hits.
- Megan Welsh went two-for-three, including a three-run homerun four collective RBI's and two runs.
The Crimson returns to Ivy League play when it travels to Princeton, New Jersey for a three-game series with a double-header beginning at 12:30 p.m. on April 20. The series concludes the following day with another 12:30 p.m. game start with ESPN+ broadcasting coverage for all three games.