Baseball Drops Two at Princeton, 1-4 and 6-12

PRINCETON, N.J. - Harvard was unable to break through in key situations on Sunday as the Crimson dropped a pair of Ivy League baseball games at Princeton by scores of 4-1 and 12-6.

In the opener, Princeton got the victory despite collecting just three hits. Crimson starter Andrew Ferreira, continuing to work his way back from an arm injury, was unhittable as he struck out five batters in 3.2 innings. Unfortunately he struggled with his control, also walking six batters, hitting another and throwing one wild pitch that led helped the Tigers claim a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning.

Harvard stranded six base runners and did not break through until a two-out opposite field single from Jon Smart (two hits) in the seventh inning.

In the nightcap, freshman Mike Martin hit his first career homer, a three-run shot to left, and Jeff Reynolds hit his second homer in as many days but Princeton had the better offense, out-hitting the Crimson, 16-12.

With Princeton leading 5-3 in the sixth inning, Steve Harrington had a two-run triple as part of a five-run inning to break the game open.

Martin and Jack Colton both had three-hit games for the Crimson while Carlton Bailey added a pair of hits from the leadoff position. Zach Boden paced the running game with a pair of stolen bases.

Harvard makes its home debut this week as the Crimson hosts nearby rival Boston College to O'Donnell Field on Wednesday.