Softball Routs Crusaders in Mid-Week Contest
The Harvard Crimson - almost 5 years
Last season, Crimson hurler Rachel Brown fanned 10 batters and allowed seven hits to lead the Harvard softball team to an 8-1 victory over Holy Cross (8-31, 3-13 PL).
This year, Brown has managed to one-up herself, striking out 11 and holding the Crusaders’ offense to just two hits, as the Crimson (29-11, 15-1 Ivy) took down Holy Cross, 10-0, on Thursday. The win marks Harvard’s ninth shutout of the season and the 24th shutout of Brown’s four-year career.
Earlier this week, Brown was named the Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week and earned the title of Ivy League Pitcher of the Week. Brown, who leads the Ancient Eight with an opposing batting average of 1.50 and 206 strikeouts, has already received the latter title four other times this season.
Despite her standout status, Brown credits the entire Crimson defense for its stellar performance in shutting out the Crusaders on Thursday.
“My defense was completely solid behind me,” Brown said. “There were no errors, and Katie Lantz
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