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League picks Shelly Madick pitcher of the week

Harvard hurler Shelly Madick ’08 has earned Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this season after allowing just one run, seven hits, and a walk over her past three starts against Yale, Quinnipiac, and Brown. Since April 19, the junior has struck out 18 batters, holding opponents to a .143 batting average.

Winners of their past seven outings, the Crimson (11-5 Ivy) will take on Dartmouth (10-6 Ivy) this weekend in a four-game showdown for the league’s North Division title. Harvard hosts the Big Green on Saturday (April 27) before traveling to New Hampshire on Sunday (April 28).

Second-place NEISA finish sends women sailors to nationals

Sophomore sailors Roberta Steele and Lauren Brants captured the B Division to lead the Crimson to a second-place finish at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s (NEISA) Championship April 21-22 at Connecticut College. With the strong finish, Harvard earns a trip to the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s Championship May 23-25 at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va.

A late charge by Steele and Brants failed to lift the Crimson past Tufts, which managed to capture the first-place Reed Trophy with 89 points, bettering Harvard’s score of 93. Boston College took third with 101 points, while Dartmouth (120) and Boston University (128) rounded out the top five of the 13-school field and the list of qualifiers for nationals next month.

Baseball splits with Bears

A visiting Harvard baseball team split a four-game series this past weekend at Brown to remain tied with the Bears (14-17; 9-5 Ivy) for the top spot in the Red Rolfe Division standings. The Crimson (14-15, 9-5 Ivy at press time) captured the opening contest on Saturday afternoon (April 21), 7-3, before an eight-run eighth inning propelled the Bears past Harvard in the nightcap, 12-8. Harvard dropped the opening contest on Sunday (April 22), 5-2, before rallying for a 9-4 win in the second game.

Junior Matt Vance registered five runs on the weekend to pace the Crimson. The shortstop managed 12 hits in 16 at-bats.

Hosting Yale as the Gazette went to press, Harvard will close out its Ivy season with a visit to Dartmouth on Saturday (April 28) and a home game against the Big Green on Sunday (April 29).

Gilligan Memorial Road Race changes date to May 5

Harvard Recreation’s second annual Paul Gilligan Memorial Road Race will be held May 5 at 10 a.m. This 4.2-mile race — starting and ending at Newell Boat House — takes runners and walkers over the Arsenal Street and Larz Anderson bridges. There is no entry fee, although donations to the Paul Gilligan Scholarship Fund will be accepted the day of the race.

To download the registration form, click on “Recreation” at

— Compiled by Andrew Brooks