Baseball: Sights Set on Spring Break Slate

Baseball: Sights Set on Spring Break Slate
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Harvard at Presbyterian
March 9-10
12 p.m. (DH) | 12 p.m. (DH)
PC Baseball Complex
Friday GM1 | Friday GM2
Saturday GM1 | Saturday GM2
Friday GM1 | Friday GM2
Saturday GM1 | Saturday GM2
Ryan Clary
First Meeting


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team will head to Presbyterian College this week to kick off a nine-day road swing in South Carolina. The Crimson will open with a four-game set at Presbyterian, followed by standalone contests at Davidson and South Carolina midweek before wrapping up the trip with a four-game stint at Furman. This weekend's matchups at Presbyterian will be available on the Big South Network and are scheduled for 12 p.m. first pitches on both doubleheader days.

Top of the First

  • Harvard has been putting in the time on gamedays this season. Five of Harvard's first eight games have lasted three hours or more, with three of those games going to extra innings. The Crimson opened the 2018 campaign with back-to-back extra-inning games, including its longest game (15 innings) since the 2009 season.
  • Simon Rosenblum-Larson is currently throwing at a 12.75 strikeouts per nine innings clip. He's pitched 12 innings and has totaled 17 strikeouts in two outings this season. During his freshman and sophomore campaigns, the Madison, Wis. native was pitching at 9.20 and 9.17 strikeouts per nine innings pace.   

Probable Pitchers
Friday, March 9 GM1 – Noah Zavolas (0-0, 4.50 ERA) vs. TBA
Friday, March 9 GM2 – Simon Rosenblum-Larson (0-0, 5.25 ERA) vs. TBA
Saturday, March 10 GM1 – Kevin Stone (1-1, 3.86 ERA) vs. TBA
Saturday, March 10 GM2 – TBA vs. TBA

*All matchups subject to change 

Rookie of the Week
After the first weekend of baseball, Buddy Hayward was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for his performance at Samford. In his collegiate debut, the Plantation, Fla. native pinch hit and batted in two runs on a double to give Harvard a 4-3 lead, forcing extra innings in game one. Then, in Harvard's 15 inning win later in the day, the rookie pitched four innings, allowing just one hit and totaling seven strikeouts and zero walks. 

On day two, Hayward connected on two of three at bats during the later game and scored Harvard's lone run on a Devan Peterson hit in the top of the fourth. 

Scouting Presbyterian
The Blue Hose is well into its season, posting a 5-7 overall record after splitting games with Mount St. Mary's (Md.) and Northeastern last weekend at the Snowbird Classic. Presbyterian has also tallied wins against LaSalle, Wofford and USC Upstate this season. Leading the offense is A.J. Priaulx, who is posting a .400 average along with a team high 10 RBI on 20 hits. The Blue Hose have only been successful on three of eight stolen base attempts and are registering a .960 fielding percentage. From the pitching mound, Eric Miles leads the team with a 3-1 record and a 3.24 ERA. 

Rookie Move
In the first two weekends, five of nine freshmen have made an appearance in the Crimson lineup, including three pitchers. The Class of 2021 has generated two RBI, nine hits and 14 strikeouts. 

Top of the Ladder
Eight games in, see who leads the Crimson in the following statistical categories


Home Runs
Stolen Bases
Jake Allen
Buddy Hayward
Ben Skinner
Patrick Robinson
Jake Suddleson
Ben Skinner
Ben Skinner
Kevin Stone
Kevin Stone
Hunter Bigge
Simon Rosenblum-Larson



What's Next?
The Crimson will continue its South Carolina swing next week with two standalone games at Davidson and South Carolina, before wrapping up spring break with a four-game stint at Furman. Following the trip, Harvard will begin Ivy League action on March 24-25 at Princeton.