CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Ivy League Champion Harvard baseball team (25-13, 14-7 Ivy) is set to host Columbia (19-21, 13-8 Ivy) in the Ivy League Playoff Series. The three-game series begins on Saturday at 1 p.m., followed by the second game on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. A third game would begin following the conclusion of the second game if necessary. All three games will be played at O'Donnell Field and are broadcast on ESPN+.
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- The Crimson defeated Brown, 7-2, in the final game of the regular season to win the Ivy League Championship, the program's first since 2005.
- Junior Hunter Bigge earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors with production on the mound and at the plate. The junior pitched seven strong innings in game one, striking out six, while hitting a home run in the second game and registering five hits in the third game.
- Sophomore Enzo Stefanoni also was honored as the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week, extending his scoreless innings streak to 10 and pitching five innings, striking out 10.
- Senior Patrick McColl currently has a team-leading .403 average, 64 hits, 15 doubles and a .742 slugging percentage. The senior is also three hits away from tying a program record for single-season hits.
- Junior clean-up hitter Jake Suddleson sports impressive conference numbers, leading in batting average (.416), hits (37), home runs (8), RBIs (36) and slugging percentage (.775). Earlier, Suddleson set a program record for single-season RBIs with 53.
- Junior Kieran Shaw finished the regular season with 13 saves, a new Ivy League record for single-season saves.
The winner of the Ivy League Playoff Series will advance to the NCAA Regionals, beginning on May 31.