Baseball Downed by Northeastern, 9-4

BROOKLINE, Mass. – Northeastern scored eight runs in its final three at bats as the Huskies downed visiting Harvard by a score of 9-4 at Friedman Diamond on Wednesday.

Harvard, which defeated Boston College on Tuesday to advance to next Wednesday's Beanpot Championship game, was short-handed but made a go of it for six strong innings. Baron Davis was impressive on the mound with the sophomore righty hitting 92 miles per hour on the radar gun and striking out four batters in five innings while allowing four hits and one run.

Davis left with the game tied after freshman Mike Martin hit a towering home run to left-center in the third inning. The Crimson bullpen didn't provide relief unfortunately, as three relievers allowed six hits, two walks and a hit batsman in three innings. Both walks and the hit batter scored with Northeastern striking for a pair of homers in the late innings.

 Both teams had 10 hits. Harvard was led by Martin, who had two hits as did Jeff Reynolds (two doubles) and Jake McGuiggan. McGuiggan has been on a torrid pace with the sophomore hitting safely in 14 of his last 22 at bats (.636). Jack Colton had a two-run double in the eighth inning.

Harvard is back in action this weekend as the Crimson travels to Yale for a four-game series against the Bulldogs. Doubleheaders are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.