Pictured: Zach Hofeld
KENNESAW, Ga. – Harvard scored nine times in the eighth and ninth innings Wednesday as the Crimson defeated Kennesaw State, 10-6, for its first win of the season.
Trailing 5-1 heading into the eight, Harvard (1-9) struck for five runs. Jeff Reynolds singled with one out and Marcus Way reached on an error. Danny Moskovits delivered a run-scoring double down the left field line and Tyler Albright brought home two more runs with a single to right. After a walk to Sam Franklin and a pitching change, Jake McGuiggan brought home the tying and go-ahead run with a double down the right field line.
Harvard got four more runs in the ninth to take a commanding lead, again started by a one-out single from Reynolds and a single from Way. Two errors hurt KSU in the frame while Franklin brought home a pair of runs with a single.
Harvard would not have been in position to take its late-inning heroics were it not for Zach Hofeld who supplied 4.0 innings of one-hit relief after the Owls had taken a 5-1 lead in the third inning. Hofeld walked one and struck out three while keeping the Crimson in contention.
Reynolds finished with three hits while Way and Moskovits each had two safeties in the Crimson's 13-hit attack.
Harvard returns to action tomorrow at Georgia State before a weekend series at Charlotte.