Three series remain in the Ivy League North Division season, as the Dartmouth softball team welcomes Yale to Hanover for a four-game set over the weekend. Both doubleheaders will begin at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday. The Big Green are riding a nine-game winning streak, eight of which have come in league play.

BEST IVY START IN PROGRAM ‘HERSTORY’
The 8-0 record in Ancient Eight play is the best performance by the Big Green, who are celebrating their 20th season as a varsity program.  The previous best was 4-0, set in 2001, when the Big Green defeated Penn and Princeton to start the conference schedule.

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.

BOSTON U. RECAP
Dartmouth was able to hold off Boston U., as the Big Green picked up a non-conference win over the Terriers, 5-4, on Wednesday afternoon at the Dartmouth softball park. Sophomore Alex Jarvis tossed two innings in relief for her second win of the season, and classmate Morgan McCalmon finished off the game with a six-out save. Senior Alex St. Romain kicked off a three-run fourth inning with a solo shot. Freshman Alyssa Jorgensen got the start at second base and went 2-for-4 in the leadoff spot. Junior Kristen Rumley plated the eventual game-winning run in the fifth and McCalmon extended her current hit streak to 10 games with a pair of singles.

THE SPOILER
Yale and Brown are in position to play the spoilers role over the next two weeks, as North Division action heats up. Brown will meet Harvard this weekend and then host the Big Green during Easter Weekend.  Combined this season, Yale and Brown are 7-45 and 1-15 in league play.

SOUTHERN LOG JAM
In the Ivy South, Cornell, Penn and Columbia all have four wins on the season, but the Lions have dropped the last four Ivy Games.  Penn will meet Cornell and Columbia will face Princeton.

HARVARD WATCH
Although the Crimson are undefeated at 3-0 on the season, the Boston-based school has to make up five games after weather has caused cancellations and halted games with Penn and Princeton. Dartmouth and Harvard will conclude the regular season the final weekend in April, with the winner presumably hosting the Ivy Championship Series in May.

DEFEND YOUR HOME
The Big Green entered the season 12-12 at the Dartmouth Softball Park, which opened in 2012. This season, the Big Green are 5-0 at home with six games remaining.

SCORING WINS GAMES
The Big Green are 8-0 this season when scoring six or more runs.  The team struggles when scoring less than two runs, as they are 2-7. In games determined by 3-5 runs, the Big Green are 9-6.

DEFENSE WINS GAMES
Dartmouth pitching nearly guarantees wins when allowing less than two runs. The team is 14-1 in games that stymie the opposition’s bats.  When the Big Green don’t commit an error, the team is 10-1.

HOLDING LEADS
Dartmouth is 13-1 when leading after the fourth inning. The team is 13-3 when leading through the fifth and 15-2 when needing just three outs.

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UP NEXT

Tues., Apr 15 at Hartford, 4:30 p.m.
Sat., Apr 19 at Brown, 12:30 p.m.
Sun., Apr 20 at Brown, 12:30 p.m.