Baseball Tripped Up By Cornell, 2-0, Readies For Beanpot Championship Wednesday

Photo: John Byrum
Photo: John Byrum

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team (18-8, 8-4 Ivy) fell to Cornell (8-19, 3-9 Ivy), 2-0, in the third game of the three game series, Sunday, at O'Donnell Field. 

Senior Ian Miller started for the Crimson, pitching four innings and only allowing two runs on the afternoon. 

Cornell did its only scoring in the fifth inning, hitting a single through the left side to score a run. The Big Red followed by working a bases-loaded walk. First-year Harrison Stovern came in relief to get out of a bases-loaded jam. The first-year finished with two innings pitched, allowing just two hits. 

Harvard displayed strong pitching out of the bullpen to close out the final three innings of the ballgame. John MacLean pitched 2.1 innings, allowing just one-hit and striking out two. First-year James Kirkpatrick came in to get two Cornell batters on two pitches in the ninth inning.

Harvard Highlights:

  • After picking up two wins in Saturday's doubleheader, Harvard has won four-consecutive Ivy League series. 
  • The Crimson remains in contention for the Ivy League regular season title, sitting in second after the weekend with a 8-4 record. 
  • Despite a tough day at the plate, senior Pat McColl still sports a .443 batting average, good for tops in the Ivy League.
  • Both McColl and junior Jake Suddleson lead the team with nine home runs. Suddleson also leads the team with 37 RBIs. 
  • Junior Kieran Shaw remains tied with the Ivy League all-time record with 11 saves on the season. 

Up Next:
Harvard will prepare for the Beanpot Championship against Massachusetts at Fenway Park on Wednesday, April 17. The game will be played following the 2 p.m. start of the consolation game. Tickets are just $10 with net ticket proceeds benefiting the Pete Frates #3 Fund. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN+.