First Place Harvard Visits For Four-Game Series

Lexi Peacock (Ken Yanagisawa photo)
Lexi Peacock (Ken Yanagisawa photo)

Alumnae Day Is Saturday At Dewitt Family Field

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – There are only eight games remaining in the 2010 Yale softball season. The good news for the Bulldogs is that six of them will be played in the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field. Harvard is in town for four of those games this weekend. The Bulldogs and Crimson meet in doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m. Free audio will be available at In addition, Saturday is Alumnae Day.

It could be a record breaking weekend. Senior Ashley Sloan has 182 career hits, six shy of Kathy Ching's school record. Sloan, who leads the team in batting (.321), runs (15), hits (35) and stolen bases (10), has at least one hit in four of the last five games. 

As a team, the Bulldogs (9-22, 4-8 Ivy) have been hot at the plate. In the last five games, Yale has scored 28 runs and is batting .319.

Harvard (18-20, 9-3 Ivy) enters the weekend in a tie with Dartmouth for first place in the Ivy League North Division. The Crimson leads the league with a 2.28 earned run average. Opponents are batting just .241 against Harvard, which also tops the league. Rachel Brown is the ace of the pitching staff. She has an 11-5 record and a 1.40 ERA. In 120.1 innings pitched, Brown has 168 strikeouts.

Yale and Harvard split four games last year in Cambridge. Mariclaire Rebman knocked in four runs as the Bulldogs swept a doubleheader, but the Crimson came back to win the next two games.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity