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In the opening game of its twin bill with Connecticut, the Harvard softball team managed only one hit off Huskie pitcher Kim Mizasko--a single by catcher Nancy Johnson.
So in the nightcap, Huskie hurler Sue Rybczmk didn't give up any hits to the listless Crimson bats. In fact, it was Rybczmk's hit--a beaning of another Harvard catcher, Liz Resnick--that spoiled her attempt for a perfect game in Storrs, Conn.
Those two hits were not enough to save the Crimson (3-20 overall, 1-3 Ivy League) from dropping both games to the Huskies on Thursday afternoon, 5-1 and 6-0.
UConn--ranked eighteenth in the nation and first in New England--used a combination of excellent pitching and timely offense to overcome a strong pitching outing by tireless Harvard sophomore Julie "China" Fromholz.
In the first contest, Fromholz pitched a scoreless six innings before yielding five runs in the seventh on a combination of hits and errors. Meanwhile, Mizasko was pitching her sparkling one-hitter to pick up the win, striking out 11 while walking two. The Crimson managed to chalk up a run in the contest on three walks and a wild pitch, but Johnson's base hit was the only noise Harvard's bats made all day.
In the nightcap, UConn took an early 2-0 lead against Fromholz, which was more than Rybczmk
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