The Dartmouth softball team welcomes regional foe Boston University to Hanover on Wednesday, as the Big Green and Terriers get reacquainted with their first meeting since 2010. The Terriers are looking for their 20th win of the season, while the Big Green have 18 wins on the season.
Playing in its first season in the Patriot League, the Boston Terriers are 4-2 in league play after taking the first two series’ against Army and Lehigh. Senior Jayme Mask leads her team with a .427 batting average. Mask has yet to hit a home run and has a team-best 47 hits. The Terriers, as a team, have scored 173 runs, which bests the conference. Brittany Clendenny leads the Terriers with 29 RBI. Lauren Hayes has been a mainstay inside the circle, with 27 appearances in 33 games. Hayes is 12-10 with a 4.01 ERA in 122.1 innings.
The Big Green picked up a pair of Ivy sweeps over the weekend, as the Dartmouth Softball Park opened despite cold temperatures. In Friday’s doubleheader, the Big Green took down the South Division leader Columbia, 8-1 and 4-3. Sophomore Katie McEachern led the Big Green with six hits, including a big two-run homer. Freshman Karen Chaw also sent a blast over the left-center wall in the third inning of the opening contest. Junior Kristen Rumley picked up her 10th win of the season in the 8-1 win and then closed out the final outs for her third save of the season. Sophomore Morgan McCalmon took the ball for the second game and retired the first nine batters. In 5.0 innings, McCalmon allowed one unearned run on three hits and fanned three hitters.
McCalmon went 5-for-5 with six RBI and two home runs, as the Big Green continued to mow down Ivy foes with their fourth straight league sweep, defeating Penn, 3-2 and 12-1 (5 innings), on Saturday afternoon. McCalmon and Rumley both secured wins against the Quakers and McCalmon picked up her first collegiate save in the opening contest. In the second game, the Big Green unleashed 10 runs in the third inning on eight hits.
McCALMON REELS IN SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY HONOR
McCalmon retained the Ivy League Player of the Week award, after a monster weekend, hitting .583 with two home runs and seven RBI. The sophomore reached base nine times in 15 at-bats and recorded a 2-0 record with a 0.60 ERA and had one save.
The Big Green lead the Ivy League in extra base hits this season, with 50 doubles and 23 home runs. Dartmouth trails Columbia five to three in triples. McEachern and Rumley top the conference with 11 and eight two baggers, respectively. McEachern leads the triples department with two and is tied with Penn’s Leah Allen with six home runs. McCalmon and Chaw are tied for third with five each.