Baseball Falls to Mercer in Series Finale, 7-1

Baseball Falls to Mercer in Series Finale, 7-1

Harvard lost on Sunday, but took the series, 3-1. (Gil Talbot)

MACON, Ga. – Though it claimed the series on Saturday, the Harvard baseball team dropped its finale at Mercer, 7-1, on Sunday. The Crimson moves to 5-3 with the loss, while Mercer advances to 9-8.

Harvard connected for only four hits on the day, down from 22 in two games on Saturday, led at the plate by pitcher/DH Tanner Anderson's 2-for-3 outing. Anderson scored the Crimson's lone run in the fifth inning, as he was driven home by Jack Colton (1-for-3, 1RBI).

On the hill, Nick Scahill earned the nod and the loss on the day, going 3.1 innings. Scahill moved to 0-2 after giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits, while striking out three and issuing zero walks. Kevin Rex came on in relief in the fourth, eventually going 3.2 innings himself, giving up just two hits with two strikeouts.

Mercer jumped on the ball early, scoring four runs over the first two innings. The Bears used two home runs in the first and two hits and an error in the second to take a 4-0 lead into the third inning. They tacked on one more run in the fourth, thanks to a Tyler Homer single down the right-field line to bring in Nate Moorehouse.

Colton's RBI single, bringing Anderson around to score, cut it to 5-1 in the top of the fifth, but the Crimson was set down in order for the next three innings, and was not allowed a hit the rest of the day.

Harvard looks ahead to this coming weekend now, as the Crimson travels to DeLand, Florida, to take on Stetson University for a four-game stand.