Harvard Swept by Dartmouth; Eliminated from Playoffs

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team was swept by visiting Dartmouth College on Saturday as the Big Green clinched the Red Rolfe Division title in the process at O'Donnell Field.

Despite being outhit in the opener, 12-8, Dartmouth came away with an 11-3 victory in the opener before claiming a 12-3 victory in the nightcap. Dartmouth improves to 21-15 on the season and 13-5 in the Ivy League while Harvard slips to 11-29 overall and 7-11 in Ivy play. Although the Crimson was eliminated from title contention, Harvard did clinch a second place finish in the Division with Brown being swept by Yale on Saturday.

Harvard and Dartmouth conclude the season series Sunday in Hanover, N.H. at 1 p.m.  

Game one was a frustrating loss for the Crimson as Dartmouth scored four times in the second inning with only one ball leaving the infield. Dartmouth then scored seven times in sixth inning with six of the runs being unearned behind a pair of untimely errors.

Jeff Reynolds and Jake McGuiggan continued their hot streaks with each player logging multi-hit games. Jack Colton added a 3-for-4 day while Kyle Larrow was 2-for-4 with a two-run single and Mike Martin was 2-for-3.

Dartmouth scored five times in the nightcap and led 11-0 before Matt Doyle silenced the bats with 4.2 innings of scoreless relief (four strikeouts) before allowing an unearned run in the ninth.  

Reynolds supplied the Harvard offense with a three-run homer to right-center in the seventh inning. Martin meanwhile had two more hits with both coming via bunts to third base.