Baseball Drops Bright House Invitational Finale to Kansas State, 6-1

Pictured: Jeff Reynolds hit a home run in the first inning (David Silverman).

DeLand, Fla. - The Harvard baseball dropped the final game of the Bright House Invitational by a score of 6-1 to Kansas State in a game hosted by Stetson University.

Kansas State improves to 9-2 after winning its third game of the invite. Harvard (2-1) returns to action next weekend at the Metrodome Tournament (Minn.) against Minnesota, South Dakota State and Creighton.

Jeff Reynolds staked Harvard to a first inning lead when he jumped on a 3-2 fastball and pulled it down the left field line for a solo homer.

The Crimson struggled with the top of K-State's order. Leadoff batter Kyle Muenster was 4-for-5 while Carter Jurica also went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and two-run single. Jurica put his team ahead with the two-run single in the third and helped break the game open in the seventh with his homer that paved the way for a four-run inning and a 6-1 lead.

Eric Eadington took the loss for Harvard with the junior lefty allowing two runs in 5.1 innings of work.

Sean O'Hara had two of Harvard's three hits while the Wildcats managed 13 hits against four Crimson pitchers.