Baseball Concludes Season, Falls to Second-Seeded Connecticut, 10-2

Photo: Conner Grant
Photo: Conner Grant

OKLAHOMA CITY– The Ivy League champion Harvard Baseball team (27-16) concluded its season at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, falling to second-seeded Connecticut, 10-2, in the NCAA Regional tournament. 

After waiting through a three-hour rain delay, the game began at 4:06 p.m. central time. Connecticut got to senior Ian Miller early, but first-year Harrison Stovern pitched 3.1 innings of long relief, allowing just one run and striking out two. 

Harvard scored its runs in the second and third innings. The first run came as Harvard loaded the bases in the second inning. Senior Devan Peterson worked a full-count walk, scoring junior Jake Suddleson from third. The team had the bases loaded in the next inning and scored its second run as junior Quinn Hoffman crossed the plate on a wild pitch. 

Harvard Highlights:

  • Crimson pitching, consisting of junior Kieran Shaw and seniors Jake Forte, John MacLean and Kevin Stone recorded the last seven outs without allowing a hit. 
  • Senior Devan Peterson got on base three times, including two walks and a base hit with a RBI.
  • Stovern impressed with 3.1 strong innings of relief, facing 12 batters and allowing just one run in long relief.
  • Junior Hunter Bigge, after a strong start on the mound yesterday, got on base twice with a double and walk.