PRINCETON, N.J. – With less than three weeks remaining until opening day, Harvard baseball has been voted second in the Ivy League's preseason poll as announced by conference on Wednesday. The Crimson received four first-place votes from its Ivy League peers.
Harvard comes into the season looking to defend its 2019 Ivy League title, the team's first since 2005. Along with the regular season championship, Harvard earned a bid to the NCAA Regionals with a 2-0 series sweep of Columbia in the 2019 Ivy League Playoff Series.
Harvard will be led by a veteran group in 2020, including the 2019 Ivy League Player of the Year, Jake Suddleson. The senior will be accompanied by team captain, Chad Minato, and the Ivy League's single-season saves leader, Kieran Shaw.
Harvard is set to open its season in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Feb. 28, when it takes on the Alabama Crimson Tide in a three-game series. The team will return to Cambridge for its home opener on March 28th, when it hosts Dartmouth at O'Donnell Field.
1. Penn (10)
2. Harvard (4)
3. Columbia (2)
*First place votes in parentheses