Softball Downed by N.C. Central and Gardner Webb on Day Two in North Carolina

Alissa Hiener action photo.

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.- Harvard softball fell to N.C. Central, 6-4, and Gardner Webb, 4-2, on day two of play in North Carolina.

In the Crimson's first game against N.C. Central, the Eagles jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. Harvard quickly answered in the top of the second to tie up the game at 3-3. Isabelle Haugh, Trina Hoang and Allison Heffley each singled to drive in runs.

Trina Hoang doubled in the top of the sixth inning to drive in Lauren Bobowski. The late-inning run wasn't enough as the Crimson was clipped by the Eagles by a final of 6-4.

After a three- run first inning by Gardner Webb in game two, the Crimson rallied to cut the lead to 3-2. Teagan Shaw hit a single to lead off the third inning, before Isabell Haugh reached on a throwing error which brought Shaw around to score and make it 3-1.

In the top of the fifth inning, Lauren Bobowski hit an inside the park homerun to trim the lead to just one run at 3-2.

Gardner Webb scored one more run in the bottom of the fifth to secure the win over the Crimson, 4-2.

Harvard Highlights

  • First-year Lauren Bobowski hit her first collegiate homerun for the Crimson.
  • Bobowski and first-year Allison Heffley had two hits against the Runnin' Bulldogs.
  • Seven different Crimson players had hits against N.C. Central.
  • First-year Lindsay G. Poulos allowed no runs and no hits in two and a third innings of relief pitching against the Eagles.

Up Next
The Crimson returns to action for its final game in Boiling Springs against N.C. Central at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning.