Third Time’s the Charm: Baseball to Face Princeton Midweek

Third Time’s the Charm: Baseball to Face Princeton Midweek

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team will head to Princeton, N.J. this Tuesday and Wednesday to make-up its twice rescheduled series with the Tigers. Games are set for an 11:30 a.m. doubleheader on Tuesday and a single game on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Contests will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network. 

Weekend Recap
This past weekend, Harvard went 2-1 against Brown, winning the doubleheader on Saturday and dropping the series finale on Sunday. Noah Zavolas controlled the game from the pitching mound to open the series with a 3-1 win, while Harvard had to muster enough effort for a walk-off win on the back end of the doubleheader.

Princeton also went 2-1 on the weekend, taking two games from Columbia in New York for its first series win over the Lions since 2011. In game three, the Tigers posted a five-run rally to win 7-6. 

Scouting Harvard
The Crimson is now 16-17 overall and 6-6 in the Ivy League during the 2018 season. Freshman Buddy Mrowka tops the Harvard roster with a .326 batting average while Ben Skinner leads the team with 40 hits. Defensively, Patrick McColl has recorded a team-high 266 putouts while Chad Minato has racked up five double plays. 

On the hill, Noah Zavolas continues to lead Harvard in fine fashion, owning a 5-1 record on the season with a 2.89 ERA. He's totaled a team-high 62 strikeouts over 56.0 innings, posting a 9.96 strikeouts/nine innings average. 

Scouting Princeton
Princeton enters the series 10-17 overall with a 7-5 Ivy League record. In addition to its 2-1 mark against Columbia, the Tigers have gone 2-1 against Cornell and Brown and went 1-2 against Penn. Asher Lee-Tyson leads the team with a .319 batting average while Joseph Flynn has driven in 21 runs in 27 games. 

Ben Gross leads the pitching staff with a 4-3 record and 40.1 innings pitched to date. 

Ivy League Network
The Ivy League Network returns for a fifth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight. 

Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Network or to sign-up today, click here, or download the Ivy League Network app!

What's Next?
The Crimson will head to Cornell this weekend for a three game series.