Baseball Hosts Brown In Rolfe Division Series on Sunday and Monday
Harvard continues its 2010 Ivy League home schedule this week as the Crimson takes on the Brown Bears for two twinbills Sunday and Monday at O'Donnell Field. The games were moved from their original dates of Saturday and Sunday because of inclement weather.
Both days' doubleheaders begin at noon with
the first game being a seven-inning contest and the second slated
for nine innings, per Ivy rules.
All Harvard home baseball games will feature live game statistics, weather permitting. Fans can visit the Live Stats page to follow along on their computer
The Crimson continued its winning ways in the Ivies by sweeping Penn 10-9 and 12-9, but followed with two losess to Columbia on Sunday.
Reynolds led the way for the Crimson in their latest 13-12 victory over Northeastern. The sophomore infielder went 5-for-5 with seven RBI, recording three singles, a double and triple while also stealing two bases. Over the past three games, Reynolds is 10-for-13 (.769), with eight RBI
The Crimson looks to bounce back after a tough loss to Boston College in the Beanpot Tournament. Despite out-hitting the Eagles, 13-7, and putting together impressive ninth inning five-run rally, the Crimson came up just short by leaving the bases loaded.
For the season, Reynolds (.380, 3 HR, 19 RBI,
.560 SLG) leads the team in most offensive categories. O'Hara
(.317) and Way (.306) follow close behind. Dan Zailskas also has a
fine season with a .283 average.
Despite their overall record of 9-20, the Brown Bears lead the division with a 6-2 record after sweeping Princeton and Cornell in doubleheaders last weekend, outscoring both clubs by a combined score of 58-20. Playing 20 games away from home, the Bears carry a 4-16 road record.
During the sweep of Princeton and Cornell, the trio of Mike Dibiase, Pete Greskoff and Nick Punal hurt Ivy pitching by going 27-for-51 (.529) with five doubles, six home runs and 28 RBI.
Matt Colantonio leads the Bears with a .386 average and 39 hits, while the bulk of the power belongs to Pete Greskoff (.313, 10 HR, 36 RBI, .616 SLG%) and Ryan Zrenda (.319, 7 HR, 23 RBI, .578 SLG). Brown's offense is provided with six hitters batting over .300.
On the mound, Brown will likely throw Kevin Carlow (3-2, 4.88), Rob Wilcox (0-3, 7.46), Will Weidig (1-3, 11.33) and Matt Boylan (2-3, 14.37) in the four game division series over the weekend.
Carlow leads all Bear pitchers with 28 strikeouts on the season while surrendering 15 walks in 31.1 innings. Wilcox leads the team in innings with 35.0 allowing 33 runs on the season, 29 earned. The Bears have called on Andrew Backowski and John Murphy ten times each out of the bullpen and have a combined 25.1 innings pitched.