In crucial games, like this past weekend’s Ivy League series tilt against Penn, the junior class has stepped up in a big way. This week, it was shortstop Rhianna Rich and pitcher Katie Duncan who answered the call.
Though the weather cooled down by Saturday afternoon, the Crimson’s bats did not. Harvard scored 25 runs in its three games versus the visiting Quakers, and the team picked up its second Ivy League series sweep out of five such series this season.
Coming off a three-game sweep of Princeton, the Crimson will travel to New York to face off against another Ivy South Division opponent this coming weekend. This time, Harvard battles an upstart Columbia program.
The Harvard softball team traveled to sunny Orlando, Fla., for the Citrus Classic. After winning its first two games on Friday, the Crimson dropped the final three to begin its season with a 2-3 record.
During the lengthy time Allard has spent at the helm, one will notice grit is one of the team’s ever-present themes, from preseason practices in the bubble, to the grind of the regular season, to postseason play.