SPORTS BRIEF: Baseball Postponed, Softball Cancelled On Account of Weather

The opportunity for the Harvard softball team to extend its six-game winning streak will have to wait until this weekend. The chance for the Crimson baseball team to break its six-game losing streak will have to wait until Thursday. The softball team’s home game yesterday against Providence was canceled due to weather., while the baseball team’s contest against Bryant was postponed until Thursday.

The busy schedules of both softball squads mean there is no room for a makeup date and so the game will simply go uncounted on both seasons. This is the second Harvard softball game this spring that has been canceled, after a March 24 match-up against the Bulldogs was called in the fifth inning due to darkness.

The baseball game, originally scheduled to begin yesterday at 3:30, now will take place on Thursday at 2:00.

This year, the Crimson has a 3-20 record and looks to break their six-game losing streak on Thursday.

Bryant has gone 10-12 this season and is currently riding a one-game winning streak after their 3-1 win against Marist on March 29.

Meanwhile, Harvard softball will carry a six game winning streak, and nine out of the last ten, into this weekend’s Ivy League home-opener against Princeton and Cornell. The Crimson will play doubleheaders against the Tigers and Big Red on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The softball team is currently in first place in the Ivy League after going 4 and 0 at Columbia and at Penn over the weekend.

April showers across the Northeast have caused problems for softball teams around the Ivy League, with Cornell, Columbia and Brown being forced to postpone and/or cancel their out-of-conference April 5 games as well.

Weather forced the baseball teams at both Yale and the Bears to cancel games scheduled for Tuesday.  The Quakers moved the location of  their game against Rutgers on account of weather.