Pictured: Dan Zailskas delivered the game-winning RBI and collected a save Sunday against Creighton (David Silverman).
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jeff Reynolds delivered a pair of late-inning hits and Dan Zailskas had an RBI double before coming on in relief to earn a save as Harvard defeated the Creighton Blue Jays, 5-2, in the Crimson’s final game of the Metrodome Tournament on Sunday.
Harvard improves to 3-3 on the season while Creighton dips to 8-4. It was the first-ever meeting on the diamond between the two schools.
Trailing 2-1 in the sixth inning, Reynolds drove an 0-1 pitch to center field to plate Sam Franklin (walk) with the tying run. Reynolds advanced to second in the throw home and came home three pitches later as Zailskas laced a double to left field for the eventual game-winning run.
Harvard added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth on doubles from Reynolds and Marcus Way.
Zailskas moved to the mound from first base in the eighth inning and picked up the save with two strikeouts while allowing just a hit in the final two innings. He made a winner of Eric Eadington (1-1), who delivered his second impressive outing of the young season with seven innings in which he scattered five hits and did not walk a batter while striking out two.
Reynolds finished the day with three hits while Zailskas had a second RBI with a fourth inning sacrifice fly to plate Reynolds who doubled.
Creighton scored its runs in the first inning on a Trever Adams solo homer and in the second on a single from Alex Staehely.
After the third inning, Eadington retired 10 of the next 11 batters and faced just one batter over the minimum until giving way to Zailskas.
Harvard is back in action tomorrow at Gardner-Webb.