Baseball Downs Saint Joseph’s, 5-3

Photo: John Byrum
Photo: John Byrum

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – The Harvard baseball team (7-4) defeated Saint Joseph's (5-10), 5-3, in a matinee matchup Sunday in Port Charlotte, Florida. 

The Crimson began the day with a quick score in the first inning. Junior Hunter Bigge scored senior Chase Aldridge on a two-out single. Saint Joseph's would add three in the bottom frame, to make things 3-1. 

Harvard tied the game in the third inning, beginning with junior Jake Suddleson's single to left, scoring Aldridge. Later in the inning, sophomore Matt Thomas hit a ball just out of the reach of the third baseman to score senior Patrick McColl to tie the game at three. 

The following inning, sophomore Tommy Seidl began things with a double. He would then score on junior Quinn Hoffman's single to give Harvard the advantage. 

Harvard scored an insurance point in the seventh, courtesy of Bigge's single to center which scored McColl.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Sophomore right-hander Buddy Hayward earned his second win of the season for the Crimson, pitching seven strong innings, allowing six hits and striking out four.
  • Junior Kieran Shaw tallied his fourth save of the season, punching out two batters over two innings pitched. 
  • Reigning back-to-back Ivy League Player of the Week, Patrick McColl, added four hits on the day, scoring twice. 
  • After picking up the win on the mound yesterday, Bigge added a team-leading two RBIs from the plate.

Up Next:
Harvard will remain in Port Charlotte, Florida for its final game of the spring break trip, taking on Rutgers on Wednesday at 2 p.m.