Softball Falters Against Dartmouth

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Dartmouth’s Kristen Rumley pitched six strong innings, giving up two runs on five hits for her 16th win of the season.

DARTMOUTH 2, HARVARD 1

The Crimson jumped out to an early lead against Dartmouth, but was unable to hold on in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader.

Gusse doubled to left field, driving home junior Adrienne Hume for the first run of the game.

Ricciardone and sophomore Morgan Groom were able to hold the Big Green from scoring for the first five innings. In the sixth, however, an error by Olson allowed a runner to advance to second and eventually score on a single by Dartmouth.

The Crimson was unable to plate a runner in the top of the seventh, giving the ball back to Ricciardone with the game still tied. Kelsey Miller, the first batter she faced in the bottom of the seventh, belted a solo shot to give Dartmouth the walk-off victory.

HARVARD 2, DARTMOUTH 0

In the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, Ricciardone shut down Dartmouth for eight innings, giving the Crimson enough time to finally get on the board in extras.

The story of the game was the pitching, with Ricciardone and the Big Green’s Rumley only allowing nine base runners in the first seven innings. The two also combined for 13 strikeouts.

In the top of the eighth, however, Lantz broke the tie with a double to right that plated one Crimson runner. A wild pitch during the next at-bat let another runner score, giving Harvard a two-run lead.

Ricciardone took it from there, giving up a single in the bottom of the eighth, but striking out the next two batters and getting a groundout to complete her 18th win of the season.

—Staff writer Jacob W. Lynch can be reached at jacoblync@gmail.com.

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