WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Saint Joseph's softball team wrapped up play at the District Classic on Sunday as the Hawks' late rally against Harvard fell short with the Crimson holding on for a 6-5 win.
Harvard jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but SJU tied it with a run in the second and a run in the third.
Harvard regained the lead on a solo home run in the top of the fourth, however the Hawks struck for two runs in the bottom of the inning to take their first lead, 4-3.
The lead didn't last long for SJU though as Harvard scored three runs in the fifth to open a 6-4 edge.
Down to their last outs, the Hawks rallied in the bottom of the seventh as Grober stole home to make it 6-5.
With the bases loaded and two outs, Harvard was able to induce a pop fly to end the game.
At the plate, Ostaszewski went 3-for-4, while Grober was 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and runs scored.
In the circle, Ashley Ventura dropped to 4-2 on the season as she allowed six runs on nine hits, while striking out two.
Saint Joseph's second game of the day versus Bucknell was canceled due to poor field conditions related to the weather.
The Hawks (6-2) are back in action this Friday at the USF-Clearwater Park And Recreation Showcase Tournament starting with a 3 p.m. matchup versus UCF.
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