NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team (8-11) powered past Holy Cross (7-11) 10-2 on Wednesday night at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Mass. After more than a week off form competition, Patrick McColl and Jake Suddleson combined for six of the Crimson's nine RBI with McColl hitting .500 at the plate tonight.
Grant Stone earned his first win of the season at the pitchers' mound, tossing two batters in two innings pitched while allowing just a single hit. Six other members of the bullpen had time to throw tonight, combining for nine strikeouts while allowing just six hits from the Crusaders.
Harvard 10, Holy Cross 2 (9 Innings)
Harvard came out strong with a three RBI home run from Jake Suddleson in the top of the first. The Crimson would add a tally late in the frame to go up 4-0 through the opening inning.
The Crimson would continue to hold the Crudasers scoreless and notched three runs in the third, two in the fifth and one in the seventh to put the score at 10-0 heading into the ninth inning.
Holy Cross managed to put two on the board in the bottom of the ninth off a double and fielders' choice to avoid the shutout, but was not able to muster enough strength to combat the early fire from Harvard.
Up next, Harvard will open Ivy League action this coming weekend at Columbia. The doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m. and a single game will follow on Sunday at 1 p.m. Games will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.