|Harvard vs. Dartmouth
11:30 a.m. (DH) | 1 p.m.
Sunday GM1 | Sunday GM2 | Monday
Sunday | Monday
Harvard leads, 130-127
W, 8-7 (April 30, 2017)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team will return to O'Donnell Field this coming Sunday and Monday to wrap up the regular season with a three-game series versus Dartmouth. The Crimson is slated for a doubleheader beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 13 and a standalone game on Monday, May 14, set for a 1 p.m. start. The team will also celebrate the Class of 2018 on Sunday between the two games.
Last Time Out
The Harvard baseball team closed out the Cornell series with a strong 6-2 victory on April 29. The win came with additional meaning, marking the first 20-win season under head coach Bill Decker, the most wins since 2006 under Joe Walsh (21-20-1) and the most Ivy League wins since 2010 (10-10).
Patrick Robinson played all over the board, going three-for-four at bat, notching two RBI and scoring two runs of his own, including his fourth homer of the season. Ben Skinner also had a successful day at the dish, recording two hits on four at bats, along with two RBI.
Simon Rosenblum-Larson threw a no-hitter through 5.2 of his 6.1 total innings pitched, racking up nine strikeouts and no runs before Kieran Shaw and Hunter Bigge took the mound to close out the game. Shaw hurled 1.1 innings, tallying two strikeouts while Bigge pitched the final 1.1 facing five batters without allowing a single run or walk.
The Crimson has continued to roll in the second half of the season. Ben Skinner continues to lead the line up with a .329 average, a mark good for top-five in the conference, while also leading the league with 15 stolen bases. Jake Suddleson has also made his mark at the plate with a team-leading 14 extra base hits, five of them home runs.
Noah Zavolas and Simon Rosenblum-Larson have been Harvard's go-to pitchers, Zavolas owning a 6-1 record with a 2.81 ERA while Rosenblum-Larson is averaging 11.37 K/9 with a 2.84 ERA. Kieran Shaw and Hunter Bigge have been clutch relievers, Shaw posting four saves and Bigge tallying three.
While the Big Green is tied for second in the league, Dartmouth has struggled on the road, going 5-16-1 in away games this season. Sean Sullivan tops the roster with a .338 batting average and 44 hits on the season. The Big Green splits its game between three pitchers, all three posting ERAs over four.
The pair of spots in the Ivy League Championship Series is very much up for grabs this weekend. Yale sits at the top of the league with 14 wins, within reach of Columbia and Dartmouth at 11 wins apiece. Harvard sits in third, one win off at 10 and Cornell ranks fourth at eight wins. This weekend, in addition to Harvard and Dartmouth going head-to-head, Columbia will travel to Cornell and Yale will host Penn.
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Depending on the weekend's outcome, Harvard will continue its season at the Ivy League Championship Series May 19-20 or will close the door on a successful 2018 season.