This past weekend, the Harvard women’s softball team, led by Jennifer Francis ’10 and Bailey Vertovez ’09, traveled to Providence, R.I., to take three of four games from the Brown Bears. At the plate, Francis went 9 for 13 on the weekend, while Bailey went 8 for 11. The two also had five RBI apiece, helping the Crimson to their fifth win in seven games. For her weekend play, Vertovez was named Ivy Player of the Week, and the award marks the first time a Crimson player has received the honor this season.
After a Thursday (April 23) doubleheader against Holy Cross, the Crimson will close out their Ivy League schedule with a doubleheader against Dartmouth in Hanover on Saturday (April 25) followed by a Sunday (April 26) doubleheader at home. Currently, the Crimson sit a game behind Dartmouth for the North Division’s best record. If the Crimson can manage to take three out of four from the Big Green, Harvard will win its third straight North Division title, and the stage will be set for the Ivy League’s best-of-three-championship series May 2-3.