Baseball Falls to Jacksonville in Series Finale, 5-3

Baseball Falls to Jacksonville in Series Finale, 5-3

Harvard holds a 5-3 record on the season (Fran Richalski).

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Closing a four-game series with Jacksonville, Harvard baseball fell to the host Dolphins, 5-3, on Sunday afternoon at Sessions Stadium.

Junior Noah Zavolas got the start for Harvard, scattering eight hits and two earned runs over seven innings. He also tallied four strikeouts on the day, which matches a career-high. Sophomores John MacLean and Devan Peterson and senior Matt Hink tallied RBI to lead the Crimson offense.

All three of the Crimson tallies came in the opening frame, where Harvard drew four walks and a hit-by-pitch in the frame. MacLean and Hink drew walks with the bases loaded, allowing freshman Quinn Hoffman and sophomore Trent Bryan to cross the plate. The Crimson took a 3-0 lead one batter later after Peterson forced the first baseman into an error, scoring Fallon.

Jacksonville pulled within a run in the bottom of the fourth with a two-RBI double, and the Dolphins took the lead, 4-3, with a pair of hits in the sixth with runners in scoring position. An RBI-single in the seventh closed the scoring for the contest.

Freshman Hunter Bigge threw the final frame for Harvard, allowing no hits with one strikeout.

Harvard travels to Port Charlotte, Florida for a pair of outings March 14-15 against Bucknell and Massachusetts. The first pitches are set for 10:30 a.m.