Pictured: Dillon O'Neill had a pair of hits at Winthrop (David Silverman)
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop University used a seven-run fifth inning as the Eagles defeated the Harvard baseball team by a score of 12-5 on Tuesday.
Harvard (3-5) jumped on top with three runs in the top of the first inning on RBIs from Marcus Way, Sam Franklin and Dan Zailskas.
After Winthrop (10-5) had tied the game in the third inning, Harvard went back to work, scoring twice in the fifth on a home run by Jeff Reynolds (2) and another RBI single from Zailskas.
Harvard defeated itself in the bottom of the frame however, as two hit batsmen, two walks and two errors led to the damage against Crimson starter Zach Hofeld (0-1). The Eagles added single runs in the sixth and seventh while four Winthrop relievers held Harvard scoreless through the final 4.1 frames.
Reynolds, O’Hara, Zailskas and Dillon O’Neill all had two this for the Crimson while Zak Blair and Tyler McBride had three hits apiece in the Eagles’ 14-hit attack.
Harvard is back in action the next two days against UNC Greensboro.