Baseball Returns to the Diamond to Host Brown

Live Stats
Last Meeting
Harvard vs. Brown
April 21-22
11:30 a.m. (DH) | 1 p.m.
O'Donnell Field
Saturday GM1 | Saturday GM2 | Sunday
Saturday | Sunday
Andy Towne, Greg Levinsky
Harvard leads, 192-121-1
W, 7-6 (11) (April 23, 2017)

After weather rattled the Crimson's schedule, the Harvard baseball program will return to the diamond for the first time in a week to host Brown this coming Saturday and Sunday. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m. before wrapping up the series with a single game on Sunday slated for a 1 p.m. first pitch. All games will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network. 

CrimsonPALOOZA - Harvard Athletics will be hosting CrimsonPALOOZA on Saturday, April 21 starting at 11:30 a.m. Baseball, softball, men's lacrosse and men's tennis will all be in action. We invite the Harvard and surrounding communities to join us at the Athletics Complex to support the Crimson student-athletes and partake in a variety of activities and promotions. 

As part of CrimsonPALOOZA, Harvard baseball and softball will be hosting Bark at the Park. Bring your dog as a guest to the game and enjoy the Crimson action on the diamond. Each dog in attendance will receive a free Harvard Athletics rope toy! 

Last Time Out
The Harvard baseball team (14-16, 4-5 Ivy) fell in back-to-back contests with Yale (14-15, 9-3 Ivy) this afternoon at Yale Field in New Haven. The Elis took the opening game 10-6 despite a Crimson comeback from a 7-2 deficit to put itself within one run. In game two, the Bulldogs sharpened their game, going three up, three down in six of nine innings. 

Patrick McColl had the Elis number, going five-for-seven at bat today for a .714 average. The junior scored one run and ran five total bases through the twin bill. Devan Peterson also had a standout day, posting a .400 average at bat, connecting on two of five attempts and notching a team-high four RBI on his grand slam in game one. 

NO-NOah Zavolas
Last Friday evening, senior right-handed pitcher Noah Zavolas threw a complete game and no-hitter, leading Harvard to a 4-0 win over Ivy League leader Yale. The no-hitter was the first for the Crimson since 2001 when Ben Crockett tossed a no-no against Dartmouth. Zavolas notched a career-high 12 strikeouts, hurled over 115 pitches and walked just one batter. This season, just 19 no-hitters have been recorded in Division I baseball. 

Following the stunning performance, Zavolas earned Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honors as well as NCAA Baseball's Player of the Week, The Perfect Game/Rawling's Pitcher of the Week, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Pitcher of the Week, College Sports Madness National Pitcher of the Week, College Sports Madness Ivy League Player of the Week and one of Collegiate Baseball News' National Players of the Week. The performance was selected as the NCAA's No. 3 play of the week, the Ivy Leagues No. 1 play of the week and Harvard's No. 1 play of the week.

Rookie of the Week
Not to be overshadowed by Zavolas' recognition, Buddy Mrowka earned his second career Ivy League Rookie of the Week honor this past Monday. The freshman had a momentous performance in Harvard's first Beanpot championship since 2014 when it defeated Northeastern 8-6 in Brookline, Mass. The freshman shined, going two-for-four at the plate and ripping a three-run triple in the top of the third that gave Harvard a 7-6 lead over the Huskies and the eventual Beanpot championship. This was the second Beanpot title under Bill Decker, and second in five years. Harvard defeated a previously 18-10 Northeastern team that was undefeated at home and ranked second in the Northeast region. Including the series against Yale, Mrowka hit .308 on the week, went two-for-two on stolen bases and netted four RBI. 

Pitching Probables
Saturday vs. Brown GM1 – Noah Zavolas (4-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. Collin Garner (1-2, 5.13 ERA)
Saturday vs. Brown GM2 – Simon Rosenblum-Larson (2-2, 3.16 ERA) vs. Garett Delano (2-2, 3.13 ERA)
Sunday vs. Brown – TBD vs. TBD 

Follow the Leader
Who leads the team in the following statistical categories? Find out below!

Home Runs

Stolen Bases

Ben Skinner
Ben Skinner
Jake Suddleson
Patrick McColl
Ben Skinner
Ben Skinner
Noah Zavolas
Hunter Bigge
Hunter Bigge
Kieran Shaw
Noah Zavolas




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What's Next?
Third time's the charm, the Harvard baseball team will attempt for the third time this season to play a three-game series at Princeton next Tuesday and Wednesday before traveling to Cornell next weekend.