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April 15, 2014

Softball Weekly Release - Week 9

Updated Ivy League Softball Statistics

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Dartmouth and Harvard's winning streaks both hit double-digits this past weekend in taking control of the Ivy League's North Division, while the South Division race tightened up in Ancient Eight softball action. 

Dartmouth is now 23-13 overall and 12-0 in League play thanks to a school-record 13-game winning streak. The Big Green swept a four-game set from Yale over the weekend, sparked by a 3-2 nine-inning, walk-off win in the opener. 

In the midst of the four-game sweep, Dartmouth freshman Madeline Damore had quite a Saturday afternoon. Damore hit three home runs in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader making her the first Ivy freshman to record three round-trippers in a game in four years. She homered not just three times, but in three consecutive innings -- a three-run homer in the fourth, a two-run shot in the fifth and a two-run shot in the sixth, which then invoked the eight-run rule. 

The last Ivy League player to hit three home runs in a game was Cornell's Kristen Towne against Bethune-Cookman on March 22, 2010.  

Harvard's winning streak is up to 12 now as the Crimson have run their League mark to 7-0, 21-11 overall. The 12-game winning streak ties a school record. The Crimson last won 12 straight to close out the 1996 season. 

Penn won three out of four over Cornell, giving the Quakers a half-game lead atop the South Division. Sunday was a wild affair as the Quakers recorded a pair of 9-8 wins in the doubleheader, a day after the teams traded 9-0 wins.

Princeton is 1/2-game behind Penn at 6-4 in League play after winning three-of-four against Columbia. But from top to bottom in South, 2-1/2 games separate the four teams with two more weekend of divisional play and Penn, Princeton and Cornell each having make-ups with Harvard forthcoming.

Princeton and Harvard, originally slated for today (Tuesday) will try again this Thursday (April 17). The teams have a suspended game to complete and a second game to play. Harvard and Cornell have slated their twinbill for April 22 in Ithaca. A suspended game between Penn and Harvard has yet to be re-scheduled for completion.  

Harvard continues to get solid pitching. The Crimson's staff ERA now sits at 2.12 thus far this season. Laura Ricciardone became the League's second 10-game winner. She is now 11-5 on the year with a 1.90 ERA. Morgan Grooom has a 1.97 ERA in 10 appearances, while Taylor Cabe is at a 2.36 ERA in 19 appearances.  

Dartmouth sophomore Morgan McCalmon finally qualified in the League leaders this week with enough plate appearances and took over the batting lead at .449. That also ranks 17th in the nation. She currently has a League-best 14-game hitting streak, which dates back to March 23. In that same span, the Big Green is 13-1.

McCalmon is hitting .511 during her current 14-game hitting streak. She is 23-for-45 at the plate with four home runs, 19 RBIs and 10 runs scored in that span, striking out just four times in 47 plate appearances. In that time she has a .532 on-base percentage and an .800 slugging percentage.  

She moves ahead of Penn's freshman phenom Leah Allen, who is hitting .407 for the year. Allen leads the league in home runs with nine and in slugging percentage at .814. Allen smacked three more home runs in the Cornell series, driving in eight runs. She has now hit six home runs in Penn's 11 League games.

Princeton freshman Erica Nori had two solid outings last weekend to help the Tigers rebound from a walk-off loss in the series opener. Nori earned a pair of complete game wins in the circle, beating Columbia, 6-1 and 6-2. 

Dartmouth's Kristen Rumley leads the League in wins with 13. In 25 appearances, Rumley is 13-6 with a 1.96 ERA. In 132-1/3 innings in the circle, Rumley has issued just 19 walks while striking out 143. 

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn sophomore outfielder Kanani Datan (Simi Valley, Calif.) jump started her offense last week and sparked her squad to five big Ivy wins. Datan hit .588 in six League games as the Quakers went 5-1. She hit safely in all six contests, going 10-for-17 with six runs scored and eight RBI.

Datan entered the week hitting just .250 on the year, going 9-for-36 with one RBI in her first 15 games this season.  

Datan's Weekly Stats
6 GP, 17 AB, 6 R, 10 H, 2 2B, 8 RBIs, 3 BB, 0 K, 2 SB, .588 Avg., .667 on-base, .706 slg.%

CO-PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Harvard junior Laura Ricciardone (Slidell, La.) went 2-0 in the circle as Harvard tied a school-record for longest winning streak, running the streak to 12 straight games. Ricciardone worked 14 innings in the circle in her three appearances, allowing eight hits and one earned run. She had a 0.50 ERA for the week, striking out 10 and walking five.

She is the League's second 10-game winner this season, now sitting at 11-5 on the year.  

Ricciardone's Weekly Stats
3 App., 3 GS, 2-0, 0.50 ERA, 1 CG, 14 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 10 K

Dartmouth junior Kristen Rumley (Katy, Texas) went 2-0 with a 1.19 ERA on the week as the Big Green's school-record winning streak went to 13 in a row. Rumley worked 17-2/3 innings in the circle, striking out 15 and walking just two. She scattered nine hits on the weekend, which included an 8-1/3 inning no decision in which she allowed four hits, struck out seven and didn't issue a walk.  

Rumley also helped her own cause at the plate, going 8-for-18 on the week and hit the walk-off single to, ironically, win her no-decision against Yale in the bottom of the ninth, 3-2. 

Rumley's Weekly Stats
3 App., 3 GS, 2-0, 1.19 ERA, 1 CG, 17.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 15 K

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Penn's Leah Allen won her third Rookie of the Week award with another stellar week at the plate. Allen hit .529 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in six League contests last week. In her 9-for-17 at the plate, six of her nine hits went for extra bases to give her a 1.294 slugging percentage for the six games. She hit safely in five of the six contests. 

Allen now leads the League in home runs with nine and in slugging percentage at .814. 

Allen's Weekly Stats
6 GP, 17 AB, 7 R, 9 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 10 RBIs, 2 BB, 2 K, 3 SB, .529 Avg., .600 on-base, 1.294 slg.%

HONOR ROLL  

Erica Nori, Princeton (Fr., P - Weston, Fla.)
3 App., 2 GS, 3-0, 1.31 ERA, 2 CG, 14 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 10 K

Jessica Bigbie, Cornell (Fr., P/OF - Tallahassee, Fla.)
5 GP, 14 AB, 4 R, 7 H, 4 RBIs, 1 SB, .500 Avg., .533 on-base, .500 slg.%

Taylor Cabe, Harvard (Fr., P - Boiling Springs, S.C.)
3 App., 1 GS, 2-0, 1.40 ERA, 1 CG, 15.0 IP, 13 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 19 K

Madeline Damore, Dartmouth (Fr., 1B/Util. - Campbell, Calif.)
4 GP, 13 AB, 5 R, 5 H, 1 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, .385 Avg., .429 on-base, 1.154 Slg.%

Julia Schoenewald, Brown (Fr., C/Util. - Jamison, Pa.)
6 GP, 16 AB, 0 R, 6 H, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, .375 Avg., .444 on-base, .438 Slg.%

Cara Worden, Princeton (Jr., C/DP - Santa Ana, Calif.)
5 GP, 15 AB, 6 R, 6 H, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBIs, 3 BB, 2 K, .400 Avg., .550 on-base, .933 Slg.%

Tori Balta, Yale (Sr., OF - Valencia, Calif.)
6 GP, 21 AB, 3 R, 9 H, 2 2B, 2 RBIs, 1 BB, 3 K, 3 SB, .429 Avg., .455 on-base, .524 Slg.%

Liz Caggiano, Columbia (Jr., C - Bellaire, Texas)
6 GP, 13 AB, 3 R, 4 H, 3 HR, 5 RBIs, 4 BB, 3 K, .308 Avg., .471 on-base, 1.000 Slg.%

Michiko McGivney, Cornell (So., OF - Port Jefferson, N.Y.)
5 GP, 20 AB, 6 R, 8 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, .400 Avg., .429 on-base, .600 Slg.%

Morgan McCalmon, Dartmouth (So., P - Norman, Okla.)
5 GP, 17 AB, 3 R, 8 H, 4 RBIs, 1 BB, 2 K, .471 Avg., .500 on-base, .471 Slg.%
4 App., 2 GS, 2-0, 1 sv., 2.10 ERA, 1 CG, 13.1 IP, 14 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 13 K 

Katherine Lantz, Harvard (Jr., INF - Parkland, Fla.)
5 GP, 14 AB, 3 R, 6 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 1 K, 1 SB, .429 Avg., .429 on-base, .714 Slg.%

Trista Chavez, Brown (Jr., 3B/1B - San Pedro, Calif.)
6 GP, 18 AB, 6 H, 3 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 K, .333 Avg., .333 on-base, .500 Slg.% 

PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

Player of the Week
Feb. 25: Emily Gusse, Harvard 
Mar. 4: Kelsey Miller, Dartmouth
Mar. 11: Christina Andrews, Brown
Mar. 18: Leah Allen, Penn / Kelsey Miller, Dartmouth
Mar. 25: Kasey Lange, Harvard / Kayla Shimoda, Columbia
Apr. 1: Morgan McCallmon, Dartmouth
Apr. 8: Morgan McCallmon, Dartmouth

Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 25: Laura Ricciardone, Harvard 
Mar. 4: Laura Ricciardone, Harvard
Mar. 11: Alexis Borden, Penn
Mar. 18: Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth
Mar. 25: Alyson Onyon, Cornell
Apr. 1: Kristen Rumley, Dartmouth
Apr. 8: Laura Ricciardone, Harvard  

Rookie of the Week
Feb. 25: Karen Chaw, Dartmouth
Mar. 4: Karen Chaw, Dartmouth / Taylor Cabe, Harvard
Mar. 11: Christina Andrews, Brown
Mar. 18: Leah Allen, Penn
Mar. 25: Alyssa Rodia, Columbia
Apr. 1: Shelby Unger, Columbia
Apr. 8: Leah Allen, Penn 

HITTING STREAKS IN IVY LEAGUE THIS SEASON (10 or more games)
14, Morgan McCalmon (Dartmouth)*
14, Alix Cook (Columbia)
12, Kasey Lange (Harvard)
12, Shelbi Olson (Harvard)
11, Elysse Gorney (Penn)
10, Leah Allen (Penn)
10, Shelby Unger (Columbia)

*current streak

CONSECUTIVE GAMES REACHING BASE IN IVY LEAGUE THIS SEASON (12 or more games)
21, Alix Cook (Columbia)
14, Morgan McCalmon (Dartmouth)*
13, Lauren Delgadillo (Yale)*
13, Shelbi Olson (Harvard)* 
13, Kasey Lange (Harvard)
13, Emily Snodgrass (Columbia)
13, Kasey Lange (Harvard)
12, Emily Gusse (Harvard)*
12, Rachel Redina (Princeton)
12, Meg Parker (Cornell)
12, Kayla Shimoda (Columbia)
*current streak 

NOTE: Kasey Lange has two separate streaks of 13 games.

NCAA STATISTICAL LEADERS (THROUGH APRIL 13)
TEAM STATISTICS (Top 30)
Doubles Per Game: 19. Columbia, 1.58; 25. Dartmouth, 1.56
Stolen Bases Per Game: 16. Harvard, 1.84

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS (Top 40)
Batting Average: 17. Morgan McCalmon (Dartmouth), .449
Home Runs Per Game: 15. Leah Allen (Penn), 0.33
RBIs Per Game: 32. Leah Allen (Penn), 1.07
ERA: 40. Alexis Sargent (Penn), 1.64
Saves: 16. Kristen Rumley (Dartmouth), 3
Slugging Percentage:
17. Leah Allen (Penn), .814
Sac Hits Per Game:
19. Adrienne Hume (Harvard), 0.29; 28. Brittany Labbadia (Yale), 0.27
Sacrifice Flies: 11. Sophie Giaquinto (Cornell), 4
Toughest to Strikeout: 32. Kasey Lange (Harvard), 24.0; 40. Jessica Bigbie (Cornell), 22.8
Walks Allowed Per 7 IP: 2. Rhydian Glass (Yale), 0.62; 13. Kristen Rumley (Dartmouth), 1.01; 30. Gina Gieffallo (Brown), 1.19
Hits Allowed Per 7 IP: 25. Emily Kenyon (Columbia) 4.42

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 15
*Harvard at Princeton, PPD-Rain
Brown at Holy Cross, PPD-Rain 

Wednesday, April 16
Albany at Cornell, 2 pm (DH)
Dartmouth at UMass-Lowell, 3 pm (DH)
Princeton at Lehigh, 3 pm (DH)
Drexel at Penn, 4 pm [IVY]

Thursday, April 17
Columbia at Saint Peter's, 2 pm (DH)
*Harvard at Princeton, 2 pm (DH)

Saturday, April 19
*Harvard at Yale, 12:30 pm (DH) [IVY-Audio]
*Dartmouth at Brown, 12:30 pm (DH)
*Penn at Princeton, 12:30 pm (DH) [IVY]
*Columbia at Cornell, 12:30 pm (DH) 

Sunday, April 20
*Harvard at Yale, 12:30 pm (DH) [IVY-Audio]
*Dartmouth at Brown, 12:30 pm (DH)
*Penn at Princeton, 12:30 pm (DH) [IVY]
*Columbia at Cornell, 12:30 pm (DH) 

KEY:
*Ivy League Games
[IVY] - Game broadcast on The Ivy League Digital Network