Harvard Softball never drags through 2 games at Penn to start Ivy Play

Next game:

at the University of Pennsylvania

03/19/2023 | 12:30 p.m.


March 19 (Sunday) / 12:30 p.m.

at the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA. – The Harvard softball team (9-7-1, 2-0 Ivy) never trailed through two games as they entered Ivy League play with two wins at Penn (0-18, 0 -2 Ivy) in a doubles match on Saturday, winning 6-0 and 9-1.

GAME 1 | Harvard 6, Pennsylvania 0 How it happened

The Crimson took the lead for good in the first, scoring for the first time in the inning. After taking a 3-0 lead in the first half of the first, they didn’t relinquish that lead for the rest of the game, adding runs in the fourth and fifth innings en route to a 6-0 victory.

Game Highlights

• Junior Anna Reed kept busy Saturday, throwing a three-hit shutout to lead the Harvard Crimson past the Pennsylvania Quakers. Reed went the distance for Harvard, allowing three hits, walking two and striking out two.
• Senior Trina Hoang led the way offensively for the Crimson, going 3 for 3 in the ball game with an RBI. Sophomore Savannah Fitzpatrick also had an outstanding performance on the flat, going 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. Junior Madi Mays also contributed, going 1 for 4 for Harvard with two RBIs.
• Harvard’s most notable inning was the first, when they saved three runs.
• The Crimson beat the Quakers to a 10-3 clip.
• Junior Lauren Bobowski stole two bases in Saturday’s game.
• Harvard went 5-for-13 (.385) with runners in scoring position.
• The Crimson walked four times in Pennsylvania.

GAME 2 | Harvard 9, Pennsylvania 1 How It Happened

Once again, the Crimsons took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never gave up the lead on their way to a 9-1 win over the Pennsylvania Quakers on Saturday. The Crimson started the scoring early, putting a run on the board in the top of the first inning. Harvard secured a third-place finish, with the big hit being a one-two finish from Finley Payne.

The Crimsons then lost some of their lead, building their advantage in the fourth inning after the Quakers cut it to 3-1. which took the Crimsons to 6-1.

Harvard held Pennsylvania scoreless before extending their lead to 8-1 the following end. The Crimson scored twice, with a run on junior Kendall Jean’s single.

Harvard kept the Quakers scoreless before their offense kicked into high gear in the next inning. The Crimson scored once on an RBI single off senior Teagan Shaw’s bat, making it 9-1 in favor of Harvard. The score remained 9-1 for the rest of the match, as the Crimson took the win.

Game Highlights

• Sophomore Katie Arrambide won for Harvard. The right-hander went five innings, allowing one run on three hits, allowing no walks and striking out five.
• Senior Megan Welsh led the way offensively for the Crimsons, going 3 for 4 in the ball game with a brace and an RBI. Payne also provided an outstanding day on the flat, going 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Fitzpatrick also contributed, going 2 for 4 for Harvard with an RBI.
• Arrambide retired five batters for the Quakers.
• Four Crimson players had multiple hits in the ball game.
• The Crimson beat the Quakers to a 14-4 clip.
• Harvard went 9 for 20 (.450) with runners in scoring position.


Harvard will play the third and final game at Penn on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and look to start their Ivy season 3-0. The game will air on ESPN+.


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