Baseball Falls to Boston College, 8-5

Baseball Falls to Boston College, 8-5

Robinson connected on his third homer of the season (Elan Kawesch).

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – In a preview of the Beanpot championship matchup, Havrard baseball fell to Boston College, 8-5, on Tuesday at Pellagrini Diamond at Shea Field.

Sophomore Patrick Robinson led the offense with a home run and two RBI, and was one of three batters with two hits on the afternoon, joining sophomore Patrick McColl and freshman Quinn Hoffman. Freshman Grant Stone got the start on the hill, fanning two over five innings.

Harvard struck first in the opening frame, scoring on an RBI-groundout by McColl after consecutive singles by Hoffman and Robinson to take a 1-0 lead. The Eagles responded with two in the bottom of the inning.

The Crimson scored three in the fourth, starting when sophomore Devan Peterson scored on an error by the shortstop. Two batters later, Robinson teed off for his third home run of the season to right field, scoring senior Josh Ellis to give the visitors a 4-2 advantage.

Extending its lead to three runs, Hoffman singled home Peterson in the sixth, but the Eagles responded with two in the bottom half to pull within one, 5-4.

The Eagles put four on the board in the seventh, taking an 8-5 advantage, and the Crimson could not come up with the equalizing runs in the final frames.

Harvard hosts Yale in a pair of doubleheaders April 15-16 at O'Donnell Field. First pitches are scheduled for 1 p.m. and noon, respectively, and will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.