Baseball Begins Beanpot Title Defense in Semifinal Matchup Against Northeastern

Photo: Gil Talbot
Photo: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team (13-6, 4-2 Ivy) is set to play Northeastern (14-13, 4-2 CAA) in the first round of the 30th Annual Baseball Beanpot Tuesday at Boston College at 6:30 p.m. at Harrington Athletics Village on the Eagles Brighton Campus. The game begins following the end of the Massachusetts and Boston College matchup, which begins at 3 p.m.

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What to Know:

  • In last season's title game, Harvard overcame a six-run deficit to defeat Northeastern, 8-6, to win the program's fifth Beanpot championship.
  • The Crimson comes off its second Ivy League series victory, defeating Princeton in two of its three games. 
  • In the Princeton series, Harvard aces junior Hunter Bigge and Buddy Hayward both threw over 10 strikeouts. 
  • Junior Jake Suddleson leads the team with seven home runs and 27 RBIs. Suddleson has at least one hit in 16 of his 19 games and recently hit safely in eight-consecutive games. 
  • After earning a save in the first game of the doubleheader against Princeton, junior  Kieran Shaw increased his season total to eight saves, good for a new Harvard single-season record.

Up Next: 
The Crimson will prepare for a three-game series against rival Yale, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday at O'Donnell Field at 11:30 a.m. For the Beanpot, the consolation and championship matchups are set for Wednesday, April 17 at Fenway Park.