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By Joanne Nelson, Crimson Staff Writer

The Harvard softball schedule listed Columbia and Cornell as the Crimson's opponents this past weekend. A casual fan might expect that a tense, action-packed series of Ivy doubleheaders, reminiscent of Penn-Princeton weekend, had taken place.

The reality was a little different. After Saturday's rainout of the Columbia contest, Harvard had only the Big Red to worry about.

Cornell, which is struggling with its Athletic Department to gain varsity status, played solidly, but the outcome was never in question. Harvard swept the doubleheader, 6-0, 5-0.

In the first game, freshman hurler Jen Kimball pitched a no-hitter and near perfect game. She struck out half the batters she faced. Her only black mark was a fourth inning walk to Denise Herron..

"[Catcher] Chris Vogt and I have been working well together, and today, our pitch selection was a key," Kimball said.

Textbook-Style

The Crimson, on the other hand, struck for runs in each of the first four innings. Its first and second runs were scored with textbook-style. Junior Nancy Johnson led off with a single to left, sophomore Nicole Desharnais followed with a sacrifice bunt, moving Johnson to second, and junior Chris Carr polished things off with an RBI double.

For the Crimson's second tally, freshman Jen Meader singled, stole second, and scored on junior Kate Fitta's stroke, behind the runner, to right.

After Harvard's initial runs, the big guns came out. Two doubles by sophomore Ann Kennon and one by Meader helped round out the team's scoring.

Wiley Veteran

In the second game, wiley veteran Carr also had a handle on the Cornell batters. She allowed only three hits and struck out seven. She had to wait a little longer for support as Cornell pitcher Terry Lengyel held the Crimson scoreless until the third inning.

In the third Desharnais wheeled a bunt hit and Carr doubled her home to put Harvard up 1-0.

Desharnais would return and haunt Cornell the next inning, when she roped a triple to the fence in center and scored three teammates. That hit took the steam out of Cornell, which for a brief moment in the seventh had runners on first and third but failed to score.

Sunday's doubleheader extended Harvard's winning streak to six games and Coach Barry Haskell was very pleased with the outcome.

Versatility

"We showed some versatility," Haskell said. "We were able to use all 16 players in a variety of ways."

The Crimson will face Dartmouth at home on Tuesday.

HARVARD, 6-0 at Soldiers Field   R  H  E Cornell  000  000  000  --  0  0   1 Harvard  113  100  000  --  6  1 2  0

HR: None. 3B: None. 2B: Harvard--Carr, Vogt, Kennon (2), Meader.

WP: Kimball (6-2); LP: Lengyel

HARVARD, 5-0 at Soldiers Field   R  H  E Cornell  000  000  000  --  0  9   2 Harvard  001  400  000  --  5  3   1

HR: None. 3B: Cornell--None; Harvard--Desharnais. 2B: Cornell--None; Harvard--Carr

WP: Carr (6-3); LP: Lengyel

HR: None. 3B: None. 2B: Harvard--Carr, Vogt, Kennon (2), Meader.

WP: Kimball (6-2); LP: Lengyel

HARVARD, 5-0 at Soldiers Field   R  H  E Cornell  000  000  000  --  0  9   2 Harvard  001  400  000  --  5  3   1

HR: None. 3B: Cornell--None; Harvard--Desharnais. 2B: Cornell--None; Harvard--Carr

WP: Carr (6-3); LP: Lengyel

HR: None. 3B: Cornell--None; Harvard--Desharnais. 2B: Cornell--None; Harvard--Carr

WP: Carr (6-3); LP: Lengyel

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