ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Baseball Falls at Wofford, 5-2

Pictured: Max Perlman was tagged with the loss Friday night despite not allowing an earned run while striking out six batters in 5.2 innings.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Three early unearned runs hurt the Harvard baseball team in a Friday night game at Wofford, as the Crimson bowed to the Terriers, 5-2 at Russell King Field.

Harvard's (0-5) defense lacked from the outset as the Crimson committed three errors in the first two innings, all leading to unearned runs as Wofford (8-5) took a 3-0 against tough-luck loser Max Perlman (0-2).

Perlman, allowed just one hard hit ball (four hits in all) in his outing as he was otherwise masterful, striking out six batters in the first four innings before the extra pitches forced him form the game with two runners on base in the bottom of the sixth.

Harvard scored an unearned run of its own in the fifth as Jack Colton brought home Jeff Reynolds, who singled sharply to lead off the inning, with a fielder's choice grounder.

The Crimson edged closer with another run in the sixth as Tyler Albright plated Kyle Larrow (walk) with an RBI groundout.

With Harvard trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth, a two-out seeing-eye single and a walk spelled the end of the night for Perlman but Marcus Way stepped in from his designated hitter role to strike out Matt Moore with a vicious breaking ball to keep it a 3-2 game.

In the bottom of the seventh, Will Keuper worked around a pair of one-out singles and a double steal with a huge strikeout of Mac Doyle before coming back from a 3-0 count against cleanup hitter Konstantine Diamaduros to force an inning-ending popup.

Keuper could not work around a leadoff hit batsman and single in the eight however, as Wofford plated a pair of insurance runs on a single and sacrifice fly.

Harvard managed just two hits with Reynolds and Dillon O'Neill proving the safety.