Crimson Takes Nightcap In 10 Innings To Earn Split at Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H – Harvard and Dartmouth split an Ivy League doubleheader Saturday in Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth won the first game by a 14-2 score to record its 20th win in its last 22 games. The second game would be decided in extra innings however as Harry Douglas tripled home two runs with two outs in the 10th inning and Tom Stack-Babich threw 2.0 innings of scoreless relief to give Harvard a 6-4 victory.

Dartmouth stands at 15-3 in the league following the games while Harvard stands at 9-9.

In game two a resilient Crimson team sent the game into extra innings against first place Dartmouth with a two-run rally in the ninth against closer Ryan Smith to tie the game at 4-4.

Dillon O'Neill singled to lead off and come home on a ringing double to right-center by Taylor Meehan. After Douglas dropped down a bunt single, Tyler Albright sent a sacrifice fly to tie the game.

In extra frames, Douglas answered once more in what has been a fine season for the Crimson’s captain when he took a 1-2 pitch from Smith and sent a triple down the right field line to score O’Neill (single) and Meehan (field’s choice) and make the score 6-4 in favor of the visitors.

Dartmouth’s Jake Carlson, who entered as a pinch runner earlier, led off the home half of the ninth with an infield single but Tom Stack-Babich, on the mound from his right field position, recorded three consecutive outs to keep the game going.

In a game that started as a pitcher’s duel, Dartmouth put up a three spot in the fifth inning highlighted by a two-run homer from Mike Pagliarulo. Harvard’s Matt Rogers matched the feat in the sixth when he launched his ninth homer of the year to make it a 3-2 game.

Dartmouth got a key run in the seventh as a one-out single and a triple from Ray Allen gave the Big Green a 4-2 lead that it would carry into the ninth.

Douglas, O’Neill, Meehan and Jeff Reynolds all had two hits in the Crimson’s 10-hit attack in game two. Dan Berardo threw another scoreless inning out of the bullpen and has now allowed just one run in his last 9.1 innings out of the pen.

In game one Harvard jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single from Douglas but Dartmouth tied the game on a leadoff walk and a double. The Big Green put the seven-inning opener out of reach with nine runs in the second inning started by another leadoff walk and keyed by a three-run homer by Jonathan Santopadre.

Douglas doubled home O’Neill (double) in the third inning to account for Harvard’s second run. Dartmouth added three runs in the sixth, three of them being unearned to account for the final tally.

In all Dartmouth out-hit the Crimson, 14-5, while hurler Robert Young threw a complete-game, striking out five.

The teams return to O’Donnell Field Sunday to complete the home-and-home doubleheaders. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.