Dartmouth Big Green (12-14, 6-3 Ivy League) vs.
Holy Cross Crusaders (7-20, 2-4 Patriot League)
Date: Tuesday, April 10 at 3 p.m.
Location: Hanover, N.H. – Dartmouth Softball Park
The Dartmouth softball team will play its final non-conference game on Tuesday afternoon, hosting Holy Cross in single game action.
SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS
Holy Cross enters the contest with a 7-20 record after a tough non-conference schedule and with two Patriot League series completed, most recently falling to Rhode Island at home last Thursday, 4-1. Jackie Brewster is leading the Crusaders offensively with a .349 batting average, she has recorded 29 hits, including nine doubles and one triple with 12 RBI, through 83 at bats. Brewster is fourth in the conference in hitting, while teammate Sydney Behrens is eighth with a .321 average from 18 hits with two doubles and one triple in 56 at bats. Leading the Holy Cross pitching staff is Alexandra Held with a 4.20 ERA, she has made 17 appearances with 10 starts and has 47 strikeouts through 61.2 innings pitched.
LAST TIME AGAINST HOLY CROSS
Sixteen years have passed since the last time these two teams faced off. In 2002 the Big Green and Crusaders split a doubleheader in Worcester, with the home team winning the first game 7-6 and Dartmouth coming back to win the second game 7-1.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are coming off a big weekend with two wins over the reigning Ivy champs Princeton on the road. Friday afternoon the road team split the doubleheader with the Tigers, falling 6-0 in the first game and rebounding to take an 8-6 win in the second game. Saturday’s series finale was an impressive win for Dartmouth, who scored a season-high 12 runs and matched the team record for most home runs in a game with four. Junior Taylor Ward hit two home runs, both of them with a runner on base, as the Big Green cruised to victory.
RACE FOR THE CROWN
With four Ivy League weekends left, the race for first and second place continues. After the weekend’s games, Harvard has first place with an 8-4 record while Penn slid into second with 7-5. Three teams have six wins, Dartmouth and Cornell both with 6-3 records while Columbia has an even 6-6. Yale, Princeton and Brown round out the final teams respectively, but as the weeks go on it appears that the Ivy crown is anyone’s to win.
WATCH THE ACTION
Tuesday’s game will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network for subscribers. The ILN is available on Apple TV, Roku and the ILN App for Android and Apple devices. There will by live stats provided by DartmouthSports.com.
The Big Green will remain at home this week, hosting Cornell in a three-game series starting Saturday with a doubleheader and a single game on Sunday afternoon.