Harvard 4, Brown 0
Cabe tossed a complete game shut out as the Crimson won the nightcap of the first doubleheader of the weekend against Brown. The win gave Crimson a Saturday sweep, its first of the Ivy League season.
Gusse belted a triple in the bottom of the third to put the Crimson in front two runs and Ricciardone, helping out on the offense end instead of on the mound, tacked on another run with an RBI single to push Gusse across the plate.
Cabe struck out ten and only walked one in a dominant performance. It was her fifth win of the season and fourth complete game.
Harvard 4, Brown 1
Harvard jumped out to an early lead to give Ricciardone a lead that she never relinquished, pitching a one-run complete game for her 10th win of the season.
In its first offensive frame of the weekend, the Crimson posted five singles to drive in three runs, one with the help of an illegal pitch from Brown’s Leah Nakashima and one from Lange, who is second in the Ivy League with 24 on the season.
The next frame, captain Shelbi Olson added a run on a fielder’s choice to augment the Crimson advantage.
In the bottom of the sixth, with Brown threating to score another run, Ricciardone struck out Brown’s Kelsey Williams. The junior Harvard pitcher allowed only three runners to reach scoring position.
Ricciardone labored, throwing 135 pitches, but exercised control, limiting the Bears to four hits and striking out six. The win put her at 10 on the season and stands second in the Ivy League in both wins and ERA.
—Staff writer Jacob W. Lynch can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Softball Splits Doubleheader with DartmouthThe Harvard softball team entered the weekend needing to take three of four from Dartmouth in a home-and-home series to play for the Ivy League Championship Series next weekend. After a Saturday doubleheader in Hanover, N.H, the Crimson (22-22, 12-8 Ivy) was still in the hunt for the North Division title as it split its two games with the division-leading Big Green (25-18, 15-5 Ivy).